Sunday, February 26, 2006

Sunday Sign of Hope 2/26/06

Iran says nuke deal agreed with Russia

from our good friends at Al Jazeera:

Iran says it has reached an initial agreement with Russia on a joint venture to enrich uranium and will contine talks on the issue in coming days.

"Regarding this joint venture, we have reached a basic agreement," Iran's nuclear chief Gholamreza Aghazadeh said in the southern Iranian port of Bushehr on Sunday.

Russia has offered to enrich uranium for Iran to ease world concerns over Tehran's nuclear programme, but the latest round of talks in Moscow last week brought no visible progress.

The Russian proposal, backed by the US and the European Union, is intended to assuage concerns that enrichment conducted in Iran could produce material for atomic weapons.

Sergey Lavrov, the Russian foreign minister, said on Sunday that Moscow will continue its efforts to help resolve the Iranian nuclear crisis until a planned meeting of the UN's nuclear watchdog agency in just over a week.


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