Archive for Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Negotiator confirms enrichment has resumed

February 15, 2006


— Iran has resumed small-scale enrichment of uranium, a senior Iranian nuclear negotiator said Tuesday - a defiant declaration in the face of global opposition to Iran's atomic program.

The resumption still leaves Iran a long way from reaching the stage the world fears most: large-scale enrichment of uranium, a process that can produce fuel for an atomic bomb.

Javad Vaeidi, deputy secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council, in announcing the small-scale enrichment, also told reporters that Iran would resume negotiations with Moscow on Monday over its plan to enrich Iranian uranium on Russian soil - a proposal designed to allay fears that Iran will build nuclear weapons.


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