Iranian President Mohammad Khatami

Nuclear Showdown
IRAN Days after the U.N. International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) approved a resolution demanding that Iran suspend all uranium-enrichment activities, a defiant Tehran announced that it had started the conversion of some 37 tons of uranium oxide (yellowcake) into UF6-gas — the feed material for enriched uranium. Iran denies its enrichment efforts are part of a weapons program, claiming they are for electricity generation, which the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) permits. A senior official at Iran's Supreme National Security Council, Hossein Mousavian, argued that " Iran cannot be subjected only to the limitations of the...

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