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Iran, Russia reach preliminary agreement for two nuclear power units

Iran, Russia reach preliminary agreement for two nuclear power units

TEHRAN, March 12 (UPI) -- Iran said Wednesday it has negotiated a preliminary deal for Russia's Rosatom nuclear power company to provide it with two more nuclear power generating units.

Iran hasn't lost its right to enrich uranium, Salehi says

TEHRAN, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- A day after a deal with the IAEA, Ali Akbar Salehi, Iran's nuclear negotiator, said his country hasn't lost the right to enrich uranium to 20 percent purity.
IAEA to ramp up Iranian inspections

IAEA to ramp up Iranian inspections

VIENNA, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- The IAEA said the $8.1 million needed to enforce an agreement with Iran will double the size of the inspection team used to monitor nuclear research activity.

Iran to continue with low-level enrichment

TEHRAN, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- The director of Iran's nuclear energy organization said uranium centrifuges would keep spinning toward enrichment but for levels less than 20 percent purity.

Iran, IAEA meetings rescheduled

TEHRAN, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Iran's deputy foreign minister said Tuesday meetings with the International Atomic Energy Agency have been delayed more than two weeks to Feb. 8.

Iran, IAEA agree to further talks

TEHRAN, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Iran's top nuclear administrator said Friday he was interested in further cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency.
Iran says it's wrong to think nuclear activity slowed

Iran says it's wrong to think nuclear activity slowed

TEHRAN, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Ali Akbar Salehi, one of Iran's top nuclear officials, said Thursday there was no basis to claims that Iran's nuclear activities had slowed down.

Iranians mull new nuclear power stations

TEHRAN, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Iran's top atomic energy official, Ali Akbar Salehi, said he asked the federal government to make room in next year's budget for new nuclear power plants.

Iran, Russia to work on nuclear plant in 2014

TEHRAN, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Ali Akbar Salehi, director of Iran's nuclear organization, said there are plans under way to build a nuclear power plant in Iran with the help of the Russians.
Iran, IAEA sign agreement to improve cooperation on nuke program

Iran, IAEA sign agreement to improve cooperation on nuke program

WASHINGTON, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- The U.N. nuclear energy atomic watchdog and Iran signed an agreement Monday in Tehran to strengthen cooperation on Iran's nuclear program, officials said.
Report: Iran says it will allow IAEA to inspect Arak reactor

Report: Iran says it will allow IAEA to inspect Arak reactor

TEHRAN, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Iran says it will permit the International Atomic Energy Agency to start inspecting a heavy-water reactor in Arak and a uranium mine, officials said.

No halt to uranium enrichment, Iran says

TEHRAN, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Iranian nuclear facilities are enriching uranium to 20 percent purity at their optimal capacity, the director of Iran's nuclear energy organization said.

Iran says arrested nuke saboteurs

TEHRAN, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- Iran has arrested four people suspected of attempting to sabotage one of the country's nuclear sites, Ali Akbar Salehi, the country's nuclear chief, said.

Iran to take control of Bushehr nuke plant

TEHRAN, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Iranian nuclear chief Ali Akbar Salehi Sunday said Russian technicians will hand over the control of the Bushehr nuclear power plant to Iran.

Iran expects breakthrough in nuclear talks

TEHRAN, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- The Iranian government expects to make major breakthroughs with international nuclear negotiations, the head of Iran's nuclear agency said Wednesday.

Iran mute on U.N. missile concerns

UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Iran hasn't responded to U.N. inquiries into its missile and weapons programs, members of a U.N. Security Council committee said.

Iran shrugs off nuclear concerns

TEHRAN, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- Claims suggesting Iran is concealing nuclear research at its Parchin military complex outside Tehran are without merit, an Iranian nuclear leader said.
Iran's former FM to lead nuclear organization

Iran's former FM to lead nuclear organization

TEHRAN, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- The Iranian government said Friday former Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi was appointed by the president to lead the country's nuclear organization.

Iran wants Russia's help with nuclear power

TEHRAN, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Iran is in talks with its Russian counterparts to discuss the possibility of building a new nuclear power plant in the country, the foreign minister said.

Russia to build 2nd nuclear plant in Iran

TEHRAN, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Russia is set to sign an agreement with Iran to build the country's second nuclear power plant, outgoing Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi said.

Iran ready to continue nuclear talks, foreign minister says

TEHRAN, July 17 (UPI) -- Iran's foreign minister said Wednesday talks regarding Iran's nuclear program will continue, and a new negotiating team will be formed.

Iran brings Egyptian complaints to Turkey

ANKARA, Turkey, July 12 (UPI) -- The Iranian government said Friday it was discussing the Egyptian crisis with Turkey following Cairo's complaints of Iran's interference in its affairs.

German-Iranian connection solid as ever

BRUSSELS, June 6 (UPI) -- A curious spectacle unfolded May 29 in the European Parliament, as the U.N. Envoy in Iraq Ambassador Martin Kobler testified before the Foreign Affairs Committee.
DAVID NEUMANN, UPI Outside View Commentator

Iranian foreign minister headed to Syria

AMMAN, Jordan, May 7 (UPI) -- Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi will discuss regional stability with Syrian President Bashar Assad after his trip to Jordan, the government said.
Iran wants Syrian solutions for Syrian problems

Iran wants Syrian solutions for Syrian problems

TEHRAN, May 1 (UPI) -- Nobody, including Iran, apart from the Syrian people can make decisions about the future of Syria, the Iranian deputy foreign minister for Arab affairs said.
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