Subscribe to our free daily newsletters
. Military Space News .

Subscribe to our free daily newsletters

Iran-IAEA hold new round of nuclear talks

by Staff Writers
Tehran (AFP) May 12, 2008
Iran and the UN nuclear watchdog held a new round of talks on Monday on Tehran's disputed atomic drive, the official IRNA news agency reported.

An unnamed source quoted by the agency said the talks, which meetings between Iranian officials and representatives of the International Atomic Energy Agency in April, would last three days.

The Iranian delegation is headed by Iran's ambassador to the UN agency, Ali Asghar Soltanieh while the agency's director for safeguard operations Herman Nackaerts is heading the IAEA team, the source said.

IAEA chief Mohamed ElBaradei is due to report in June on Iran's nuclear programme to the body's board of governors and the UN Security Council, which has imposed three sets of sanctions on Tehran over its nuclear defiance.

In April, Iran and the IAEA held two rounds of talks concentrating on allegations that the Islamic republic conducted studies on how to design a nuclear bomb.

The so called "weaponisation studies" stem from intelligence provided to the IAEA by some member states, but Iran insists that the talks are merely routine cooperation between the authorities and the agency.

Iran has refused to heed international demands to halt uranium enrichment, insisting that it has a right to the process to make nuclear fuel for meeting its increasing energy needs as a signatory to the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.

Highly enriched uranium can also make the fissile core of an atom bomb, but Tehran has vehemently denied Western allegations it is seeking to acquire nuclear weapons.

Email This Article
Comment On This Article

Share This Article With Planet Earth DiggDigg RedditReddit
YahooMyWebYahooMyWeb GoogleGoogle FacebookFacebook

Related Links
Learn about nuclear weapons doctrine and defense at
Learn about missile defense at
All about missiles at
Learn about the Superpowers of the 21st Century at

Memory Foam Mattress Review
Newsletters :: SpaceDaily :: SpaceWar :: TerraDaily :: Energy Daily
XML Feeds :: Space News :: Earth News :: War News :: Solar Energy News

Clinton has no regrets about threat to 'obliterate' Iran
Indianapolis, Indiana (AFP) May 4, 2008
Hillary Clinton said Sunday she had no regrets about vowing to obliterate Iran if it used a nuclear bomb on Israel, but Barack Obama accused her of George W. Bush-style "bluster."

  • Taipei says China defence build-up to deter US intervention
  • Nuclear missiles parade across Red Square
  • Outside View: Russia's Blackjack power
  • Walker's World: The EU's euro power-grab

  • US envoy briefs colleagues on NKorea plutonium documents
  • Iran-IAEA hold new round of nuclear talks
  • Israel will not tolerate nuclear Iran: Olmert
  • Russian general slams NATO practice 'attacks' over Arctic: report

  • Pakistan test-fires nuclear-capable cruise missile: military
  • Raytheon Teams With Emirates Advanced Investments To Develop Laser Guided Rocket
  • Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile Program Moves Forward To Serve Warfighters
  • Raytheon's SLAMRAAM A Success In First System Field Test

  • No permanent foreign inspectors in US-Czech radar talks: minister
  • BMD Focus: West trumps East -- Part 2
  • US says 'optimistic' on missile shield deal with Poland
  • BMD Watch: SASC agrees to fund BMD bases

  • China's new jumbo-jet firm no threat to Airbus, Boeing: state media
  • China unveils new jumbo jet company: report
  • NASA And JAXA To Conduct Joint Research On Sonic Boom Modeling
  • Analysis: Can airplanes go green?

  • Raytheon Teams With Swift Engineering To Offer KillerBee UAS
  • EU satellite imagery experts will seek to solve Georgia drones row
  • Georgia denies Abkhaz, Russian claims over spy planes
  • GD And Elbit Conduct First US Demo Of UAS For US Armed Forces

  • Iraq - Technical Assistance For Construction Of Facilities
  • Feature: U.S., Mehdi Army battle over wall
  • Four US marines killed in Iraq blast
  • Analysis: The new Iraq rebuilding report

  • First Boeing P-8A Poseidon Gets Its Wings
  • Defense Focus: High-tech limits -- Part 3
  • US Army, Navy And Air Force Gain New Intelligence And Surveillance Capability
  • Military Matters: Armor lessons -- Part 1

  • The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2007 - SpaceDaily.AFP and UPI Wire Stories are copyright Agence France-Presse and United Press International. ESA Portal Reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement,agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by SpaceDaily on any Web page published or hosted by SpaceDaily. Privacy Statement