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June 2004 Iran Special Weapons News



  • Asefi: Bush`s remarks beneath the dignity of a president IRNA 30 Jun 2004 -- Foreign Ministry spokesman Hamid-Reza Asefi here on Wednesday said that US President George Bush`s recent remarks in his speech at NATO summit in Istanbul on the Islamic Republic were beneath the dignity of a president.
  • Rafsanjani terms US`, big powers` accusations as baseless IRNA 30 Jun 2004 -- Expediency Council Chairman Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani here Wednesday said the accusations made by the United States and big powers against Iran`s peaceful nuclear activities has no basis in fact.
  • Nuclear weapons have no place in Iran`s security doctrine: FM IRNA 30 Jun 2004 -- Foreign Minister Kamal Kharrazi said in Mexico City on Wednesday nuclear weapons have no place in Iran`s security doctrine, stressing Iran is among countries that call for a Middle East free from weapons of mass destruction.
  • BRITAIN / IRAN VOA 01 Jul 2004 -- Britain says Iran forced a crew of eight British sailors and marines into Iranian territorial waters before capturing them last week.
  • UN / IRANIANS EXPELLED VOA 29 Jun 2004 -- The United States has expelled two Iranian security guards at Iran's mission to the United Nations.
  • Bushehr nuclear plant not of international concern: says ElBaradei IRNA 29 Jun 2004 -- The UN nuclear watchdog Chief Mohamed ElBaradei said Tuesday that Bushehr nuclear power plant is not of international concern, saying the plant is a matter of bilateral relations between Iran and Russia.
  • IAEA Says Disputed Iranian Site Housed Military Research RFE/RL 29 Jun 2004 -- The UN nuclear watchdog agency said today that Iran has acknowledged that an alleged hidden nuclear site in Tehran was a military-research complex before it was razed.
  • Iran`s foreign ministry slams US expulsion of two UN mission guards IRNA 29 Jun 2004 -- Iran deplored the expulsion of two guards of its mission at the United Nations in New York.
  • RFE/RL Iran Report, Volume 7, Number 21 28 Jun 2004 -- WASHINGTON ANTICIPATES IRANIAN NUCLEAR TRANSPARENCY / TEHRAN CONFIRMS WASHINGTON'S WARNING / 'SHOULD I STAY OR SHOULD I GO?' -- IRAN AND THE NPT / TRUCK CRASH IN IRAN KILLS SCORES / RETIREES DON'T GET BENEFITS... / ...AS COUNTRY COPES WITH DOUBLE-DIGIT INFLATION / RADIO FARDA CONSIDERS GUARDIANS COUNCIL / MONTAZERI REBUKES RULING SYSTEM... / ...AND SAYS RELATIONS WITH U.S. SHOULD BE NORMALIZED / BRITISH PERSONNEL SEIZED ON SHATT AL-ARAB... / ...QUESTIONS SURROUND IRAN-U.K. NAVAL INCIDENT / IRAN RELEASES TURKISH SOLDIERS / WATER PIPE BAN THE TIP OF THE ICEBERG / AFGHANISTAN AND IRAN CONFRONT THEIR DRUG PROBLEM
  • Iran: Tehran To Resume Building Nuclear Centrifuges RFE/RL 28 Jun 2004 -- The head of the United Nations' International Atomic Energy Agency on 27 June urged Iran to abandon its decision to build centrifuges as part of its nuclear program. Iran announced in a letter last week that it will resume building centrifuges as of tomorrow, but will continue to suspend uranium enrichment. Iran's decision came after a recent IAEA resolution criticized Tehran for not cooperating fully with nuclear inspectors.
  • US / IRAN / NUKES VOOA 27 Jun 2004 -- The United States is blasting Iran's decision to resume constructing machinery designed to enrich uranium, a process that can be used to generate weapons-grade nuclear material.
  • Iran to manufacture centrifuges parts under IAEA supervision: Asefi IRNA 27 Jun 2004 -- Iran will manufacture and assemble centrifuges` parts under the supervision of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Foreign Ministry spokesman Hamid-Reza Asefi said here Sunday.
  • Intelligence Minister: Iran not to give in to force IRNA 27 Jun 2004 -- Intelligence Minister Ali Younesi said here Sunday that Iran has so far acted under the supervision of the UN nuclear watchdog and is to continue its cooperation with the IAEA, but it would not bow to force, he stressed.
  • Iran says it will fully cooperate with IAEA IRNA 27 Jun 2004 -- Iran Sunday stressed that it will continue to fully cooperate with the UN nuclear watchdog in order to prove the `strictly peaceful` nature of its nuclear program.
  • SNSC secretary: Iran fully cooperates with IAEA IRNA 27 Jun 2004 -- Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council, Hassan Rowhani said here Sunday that in the Tehran Declaration signed by Iran and three European countries, the Europeans assured Tehran of their commitment towards Iran`s peaceful application of nuclear energy.
  • Rowhani: Confidence-building is 1st step in talks with Europeans IRNA 27 Jun 2004 -- Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) of Iran Hojatoleslam Hassan Rowhani said here on Sunday that the first step for resumption of new round and long-term talks with Europeans is building up confidence.
  • Russia stresses continuation of nuclear cooperation with Iran IRNA 27 Jun 2004 -- Head of Russian Atomic Energy Agency Alexander Rumyantsev stressed here Sunday on continuation of cooperation with Iran on nuclear energy.
  • US, EU 'Disturbed' Over Iranian Nuclear Plans VOA News 26 Jun 2004 -- The United States and the European Union are "disturbed" by Iran's announcement that it plans to resume production of centrifuge parts and have called on Tehran to rethink its decision.
  • IAEA Chief: Iran Should Rethink Centrifuge Plans RFE/RL 26 Jun 2004 -- The head of the UN's nuclear watchdog has called on Iran to reverse its decision to resume production of centrifuges to enrich uranium.
  • U.S. Wary Of Iran's Nuclear Program, House Panel Told AFPS 25 Jun 2004 -- Iran, one of three "Axis of Evil" nations identified by President Bush in 2002, "is still pursuing a strategic decision to have a nuclear weapons capability," a senior U.S. official told a House panel June 24.
  • IRAN / NUCLEAR VOA 24 Jun 2004 -- A State Department official says Iran has told European governments it will resume production of uranium centrifuge parts, in what the U.S. official calls a clear example of Iranian government determination to develop a nuclear weapon.
  • BRITAIN / IRAN VOA 24 Jun 2004 -- Iran has given custody of eight British servicemen to British diplomats, ending an incident that had threatened to grow into a major diplomatic crisis.
  • BRITAIN / IRAN SEIZURE VOA 23 Jun 2004 -- Iran says it will free eight British navy crewmen captured Monday on the strategic waterway that divides Iraq and Iran, but talks on arrangements for the transfer continued into Wednesday evening. Iranian state television reported the Britons would not be freed until at least Thursday. The release would defuse an incident that has threatened to blow up into a diplomatic crisis.
  • France: gaining peaceful nuke technology, Iran`s right IRNA 23 Jun 2004 -- Paris believes that Iran is entitled to the right of achieving peaceful nuclear technology but says Tehran should also continue its cooperation with the IAEA and its negotiations with other countries to come clean with its related policies and attract international trust, said a French official here Tuesday.
  • Rowhani to explain Iran`s nuclear case in Majlis IRNA 23 Jun 2004 -- Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) is to brief the Islamic consultative Assembly on Iran`s nuclear dossier in a closed-door session.
  • Kharrazi: British sailors to be released shortly IRNA 23 Jun 2004 -- Iranian Foreign Minister Kamal Kharrazi here Wednesday said that the eight British sailors detained in Iran`s territorial waters on Monday will be released later in the day.
  • UK receives confirmation about imminent release of servicemen IRNA 23 Jun 2004 -- The British Foreign Office verified Wednesday that it was expecting the imminent release of eight servicemen detained by Iran for illegally entering its waters earlier this week.
  • CONGRESS/IRAN OVERNIGHT VOA 22 Jun 2004 -- A committee of the House of Representatives holds a hearing later today (Wednesday) on the threat posed by Iran's nuclear ambitions. The hearing also comes amid renewed concern by some lawmakers about what they call Iranian interference in efforts to stabilize Iraq.
  • IRAN NUCLEAR PROGRAM: TEHRAN 'IS TESTING THE INTERNATIONAL WILL' US Dept. of State IIP, Foreign Media Reaction 22 Jun 2004
  • Iran: Seizure Of British Patrol Boats, Crews Raising Tensions RFE/RL 22 Jun 2004 -- Iran has seized three small British patrol boats and their eight crew members near its border with Iraq. Tehran says the boats entered its waters illegally, but Britain says they were in the area on a routine mission to train Iraqi police. There is no indication yet of whether or when the British boats and crew will be released.
  • IRAN / BRITAIN SEIZURE VOA 22 Jun 2004 -- Diplomatic tensions between Britain and Iran increased Tuesday after Iranian television said eight British navy crewmen would be prosecuted on charges of illegally entering Iranian waters.
  • U-S-Iran Nuclear VOA 21 Jun 2004 -- U-S Secretary of State Colin Powell says the Bush administration will reconsider in September the question of whether to pursue U-N sanctions against Iran because of its nuclear program. Mr. Powell discussed the issue Monday with the International Atomic Energy Agency Director-General Mohamed el-Baradei.
  • U.S. Urges IAEA to Adopt New Steps Regarding Iran's Nuclear Program Washington File 21 Jun 2004 -- The United States has urged the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to consider new measures to tighten pressure on Iran to reveal the full extent of its nuclear activities.
  • U.S. Deplores Iran's Lack of Cooperation with IAEA Inspections Washington File 21 Jun 2004 -- The U.S. envoy to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Kenneth Brill, has praised the IAEA board of governors for passing a resolution that deplores the quality of Iran's cooperation with international nuclear inspections.
  • IAEA Resolution Puts Iran on Notice, Says Powell Washington File 21 Jun 2004 -- Secretary of State Colin Powell said that with the June 18 passage of a resolution by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Iran has been put on notice "rather firmly and strongly" to respond to international concerns over its nuclear program.
  • RFE/RL Iran Report, Volume 7, Number 20 21 Jun 2004 -- SPECIAL CLERICAL COURT DETAINS MONTAZERI AIDE / CONSERVATIVE DAILY CLOSES / YOUTH WARNED TO BEWARE OF 'SHARKS' WHILE SURFING INTERNET / TEACHERS AND WORKERS STAGE PROTESTS / NEW PRISONS CHIEF DENIES HOLDING POLITICAL PRISONERS / SUPREME LEADER STRESSES ACCOUNTABILITY AND DEVELOPMENT / ARAB NATIONALISTS REPORTEDLY BEHIND TERROR ATTACK IN IRAN / TEHRAN CALLS FOR COLLECTIVE SECURITY SYSTEM IN PERSIAN GULF / PERSIAN GULF NAUTICAL TENSIONS PERSIST / IRAN DENIES MOVING TROOPS TO IRAQI BORDER / OIC PRESIDENCY IN TURKISH HANDS / 9/11 COMMISSION RAISES QUESTIONS ABOUT AL-QAEDA IN IRAN / IRAN REPORTEDLY GETS EAST ASIAN NUCLEAR ASSISTANCE / QUESTIONS SURFACE ABOUT IRANIAN RESEARCH SITE / A ROLLER-COASTER RIDE IN VIENNA
  • IRAN / BRITISH SHIPS VOA 21 Jun 2004 -- Iran says it has seized eight British sailors and three naval vessels that allegedly strayed into Iranian waters near Iraq. Britain confirms the boats and sailors are missing
  • Rowhani says no plan to resume uranium enrichment for now IRNA 19 Jun 2004 -- Iran said Saturday there is no question of resuming uranium enrichment in the near future, but the country may reconsider suspending other nuclear activities.
  • Rowhani: Iran respects NPT additional protocol IRNA 19 Jun 2004 -- Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council Hassan Rowhani said here Saturday that Iran respects the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and is set to continue cooperating with the UN nuclear watchdog within the framework of NPT additional protocol.
  • IRAN NUCLEAR/REACTION VOA 19 Jun 2004 -- The United States says Iran's threat to restart its uranium enrichment program clearly shows the country has military aims behind its nuclear program. Iran has said it might resume uranium enrichment following Friday's rebuke from the International Atomic Energy Agency.
  • Iran plays down IAEA`s resolution IRNA 19 Jun 2004 -- Iran put on a brave face Saturday to say that a resolution passed by the UN nuclear watchdog a day before bears little significance.
  • Iran hints at reconsidering uranium enrichment suspension IRNA 19 Jun 2004 -- Iran put on a brave face Saturday to say that a resolution passed by the UN nuclear watchdog a day before bears little significance.
  • Iran Considers Resuming Uranium Enrichment RFE/RL 19 Jun 2004 -- Iran says it will decide soon whether to resume uranium enrichment, after it was criticized yesterday by the UN's nuclear watchdog.
  • Implementation of the NPT Safeguards Agreement in the Islamic Republic of Iran: Resolution adopted by the Board on 18 June 2004 International Atomic Energy Agency 18 Jun 2004 -- "Deplores, at the same time, the fact that, overall, as indicated by the Director General's written and oral reports, Iran's cooperation has not been as full, timely and proactive as it should have been, and, in particular, that Iran postponed until mid-April visits originally scheduled for mid-March - including visits of Agency centrifuge experts to a number of locations involved in Iran's P-2 centrifuge enrichment programme - resulting in some cases in a delay in the taking of environmental samples and their analysis" [PDF]
  • UN watchdog agency deplores Iran's lack of cooperation on nuclear programme UN News Centre 18 Jun 2004 -- The International Atomic Energy Agency's (IAEA) Board of Governors adopted a resolution today deploring the fact that, overall, Iran's cooperation with it has not been as "full, timely and proactive" as it should have been.
  • IAEA/IRAN UPDATE VOA 18 Jun 2004 -- The U.S. Ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency says the agency's resolution censuring Iran for cover-ups in its nuclear program reflects deep international concerns about Tehran's nuclear program and shows the need for more inspections.
  • Iran: UN Nuclear Board 'Deplores' Lack Of Full Cooperation RFE/RL 18 Jun 2004 -- The UN nuclear watchdog's governing board unanimously adopted a resolution today "deploring" Iran's lack of full cooperation in disclosing the extent and details of its nuclear program.
  • IAEA pressure on Iran to ratify protocol non-democratic: official IRNA 18 Jun 2004 -- Kazem Jalali, a member of Iranian parliament, here Thursday censured the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), saying the UN`s nuclear watchdog`s pressure on Iran to ratify the additional protocol to NPT is not democratic.
  • Moussavian says Iran not happy with IAEA draft resolution IRNA 18 Jun 2004 -- Spokesman of Iran`s delegation at the meeting of the Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Hossein Moussavian said here on Thursday that Iran is not happy with the final draft resolution of the board on its nuclear energy activities.
  • Nuclear expertise will promote Iran`s sciences, says Haddad-Adel IRNA 18 Jun 2004 -- Majlis Speaker Gholam-Ali Haddad-Adel said here on Friday that Iran needs to use the nuclear technology for peaceful purposes as it helps the advancement of sciences.
  • EU calls for Iran`s active cooperation with IAEA IRNA 18 Jun 2004 -- The European Union (EU) on Friday called for Iran`s active and transparent cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) over its nuclear energy plans.
  • Russia says never bows to pressures on nuclear deal with Iran IRNA 18 Jun 2004 -- Head of Russian Atomic Energy Agency Alexander Rumyantsev said here on Friday that Russia will never bow to foreign pressure to stop nuclear cooperation with Iran.
  • IAEA 'Deplores' Iran's Poor Cooperation On Inspections RFE/RL 18 Jun 2004 -- The board of governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has approved a resolution deploring Iran's lack of cooperation with the UN's nuclear watchdog agency.
  • IAEA/IRAN VOA 18 Jun 2004 -- The International Atomic Energy Agency has adopted a tough resolution, rebuking Iran for concealing the full extent of its nuclear program. Tehran says its program is for peaceful purposes, but delegates to the United Nations agency are concerned by reports that Tehran is clearing up nuclear sites.
  • U-S / IRAN NUCLEAR VOA 17 Jun 2004 -- The United States will support a European resolution in the International Atomic Energy Agency calling for a step-up of the U.N. agency's investigation of Iran's nuclear program. U.S. officials again Thursday accused Iran of trying to conceal nuclear activities from the IAEA.
  • Iran: Tehran Threatens To Restart Uranium Enrichment In Crisis With IAEA RFE/RL 17 Jun 2004 -- Tehran is threatening to resume uranium enrichment if the UN's nuclear watchdog agency passes a resolution criticizing Iran for poor cooperation in opening its program to international inspection. The threat raises tension levels as the International Atomic Energy Agency meets this week in Vienna amid U.S. charges that Iran is seeking the capability to develop nuclear weapons.
  • IRAN/IAEA VOA 17 Jun 2004 -- The International Atomic Energy Agency has acknowledged it wrongly accused Iran of withholding some information about its nuclear program. But the agency still says Iran has not been cooperative enough in the investigation of the program and the agency's board is still expected to pass a strongly-worded resolution calling on Iran to do more.
  • Iran: IAEA Draft resolution unacceptable for Tehran IRNA 17 Jun 2004 -- The spokesman of Iran`s delegation at IAEA Hossein Mousavain announced here on Wednesday night, "IAEA`s second draft resolution on Iran`s peaceful nuclear activities is unacceptable for Iran."
  • IAEA acknowledges mistake to ElBaradei`s report on Iran IRNA 17 Jun 2004 -- Head of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Mohamed ElBaradei on Thursday acknowledged that the agency was in mistake in accusing Iran of withholding information about centrifuge plant for uranium enrichment.
  • IAEA/IRAN VOA 16 Jun 2004 -- The U.S. envoy to the International Atomic Energy Agency has rejected Iran's threats to limit cooperation with international nuclear inspectors, saying the intimidation tactic shows Tehran has nuclear secrets it wants to hide. The diplomat, speaking at the IAEA headquarters, was responding to Iran's statement it would reject the nuclear watchdog's resolution condemning Tehran for failing to make a full disclosure about its nuclear program.
  • U.S. Calls for Continued IAEA Investigations in Iran Washington File 14 Jun 2004 -- The United States has called for the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to continue its investigations into Iran's nuclear activities following a report from IAEA Director General Mohamed ElBaradei that noted Iran's continuing production of centrifuge components and an unsatisfactory level of cooperation from Iranian officials.
  • IRAN / IAEA VOA 15 Jun 2004 -- Iranian President Mohammad Khatami warns Europe's big powers that continued pressure on Tehran to alter its nuclear program may jeopardize its cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency. But experts see President Khatami's warning as little more than a political ploy.
  • Russia to continue constructing Bushehr nuclear power plant IRNA 15 Jun 2004 -- Russia is to continue the construction of Bushehr nuclear power plant despite a criticism voiced by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) against Iran,said a Russian official on Tuesday.
  • Busher's first reactor to be launched 2005 - Russian official IRNA 15 Jun 2004 -- Russia`s Federal Atomic Energy Agency believes that the International Atomic Energy Agency is not against the Bushehr nuclear power plant construction project in Iran.
  • US, EU at odds over IAEA resolution on Iran`s nuke program IRNA 15 Jun 2004 -- The US and EU are at loggerhead over IAEA final resolution on Iran`s nuclear program, said a US official here Tuesday.
  • IRAN / IAEA REACT VOA 15 Jun 2004 -- Iran's Foreign Minister has rejected claims that his government is not adequately cooperating with U.N. nuclear inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency. Mr. Kharrazi spoke at a gathering of Islamic foreign ministers in Turkey's commercial capital Istanbul.
  • RFE/RL Iran Report, Volume 7, Number 19 14 Jun 2004 -- IRAN-BACKED TERRORISM -- A MORE IMMEDIATE THREAT / HIZBALLAH LINKED TO TERRORISM IN SOUTH AMERICA / INTERNATIONAL NUCLEAR CONCERN BEFUDDLES A BELLIGERENT TEHRAN / IRANIAN FOREIGN MINISTRY CLARIFIES PRESIDENT'S NUCLEAR STATEMENTS / IRAN, RUSSIA TO CONTINUE NUCLEAR COOPERATION / ROHANI THREATENS ISRAEL WITH RETALIATION IN CASE OF STRIKE / IRAN SAYS IT IS BUILDING STEALTH MISSILE / TEHRAN SENDS MIXED MESSAGES ON IRAQI GOVERNMENT / TEHRAN CONTINUES TO DENY SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP WITH CHALABI / REPORT SAYS NO COMPENSATION FOR TEHRAN AIRPORT CLOSURE / PARLIAMENT ELECTS NEW SPEAKER / GUARDIANS COUNCIL APPROVES DIVISION OF KHORASAN PROVINCE / INTERIOR MINISTER CRITICIZES WESTERN WAR ON DRUGS, TERRORISM / JUDICIARY OVERTURNS DISSIDENT'S DEATH SENTENCE / INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDERS SHUT DOWN IN IRAN
  • Iran must be transparent in declaring nuclear activities, UN watchdog chief says UN News Centre 14 Jun 2004 -- Iran must be "proactive and fully transparent" in declaring its nuclear activities, and should do so within the next few months to allay suspicions about its programme, the head of the United Nations atomic watchdog agency said today.
  • ElBaradei: Steady progress in understanding Iran`s nuclear program IRNA 14 Jun 2004 -- Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Mohamed ElBaradei said in Vienna on Monday that the Agency is making steady progress in understanding the nature and extent of Iran`s nuclear program.
  • ElBaradei: It is not possible to set a deadline for Iran`s nuclear activities IRNA 14 Jun 2004 -- Head of the UN nuclear watchdog Mohamed ElBaradei said here Monday that Iran`s nuclear activities is a technical issue and it is not possible to draw a deadline for it.
  • Iran pleased with IAEA report IRNA 14 Jun 2004 -- Tehran on Monday voiced pleasure with a report by the UN nuclear watchdog Chief Mohamed ElBaradei that major and decisive steps have been taken for resolving of outstanding questions regarding Iran`s nuclear program.
  • Shahroudi says Europeans` draft to IAEA Board matches US view IRNA 14 Jun 2004 -- Judiciary Chief Ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi said here on Monday that the draft resolution drawn up by European trio on Iran`s nuclear program is consistent with the US position.
  • EC chairman urges access to peaceful nuclear technology IRNA 14 Jun 2004 -- Expediency Council Chairman Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani here Monday underlined Iran`s definite right for access to peaceful nuclear technology.
  • IAEA/IRAN VOA 14 Jun 2004 -- The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency Board has expressed dissatisfaction with the information that Iran has provided on its nuclear program. The I.A.E.A. is considering a report on Tehran's atomic energy program, which the United States suspects is a smokescreen to a nuclear-weapons project.
  • IAEA/IRAN VOA 13 Jun 2004 -- The International Atomic Energy Agency starts a week of executive meetings Monday, with Iran's nuclear program high on the agenda. Iran said Saturday it will not accept further limitations on the program, which it says is purely for peaceful purposes. The international community still has concerns.
  • No alteration in Iran`s peaceful nuclear program: Kharrazi IRNA 12 Jun 2004 -- Foreign Minister Kamal Kharrazi here Saturday gave assurance that there is no alteration in Iran`s peaceful nuclear program, stressing Tehran will not accept any new commitment in this regard.
  • Kharrazi: No deviation from Iran`s peaceful nuclear program IRNA 12 Jun 2004 -- Foreign Minister Kamal Kharrazi said here on Saturday that there is no deviation from Iran`s peaceful nuclear program and Tehran will undertake no new commitment to this end.
  • Iran Rejects New Demands To Curb Nuclear Program RFE/RL 12 Jun 2004 -- Foreign Minister Kamal Kharrazi said today that Iran has rejected new international demands to curb its nuclear program.
  • Iran vows not to budge from its right to pursue nuclear energy IRNA 11 Jun 2004 -- Chairman of the Expediency Council (EC) Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani said here on Friday that Iran will never give up its right to develop nuclear energy for peaceful purposes.
  • Adel: Majlis defending national interest in nuclear issue IRNA 11 Jun 2004 -- Majlis Speaker Haddad Adel here Friday said that Majlis` main concern in the nuclear issue is to defend the country`s national interest.
  • Putin Says No Reason To Halt Iran Nuclear Cooperation RFE/RL 11 Jun 2004 -- President Vladimir Putin says Russia sees no reason to halt cooperation with Iran to build the Bushehr nuclear power plant in Iran.
  • Iran rejects 'irrational' G8 statement about its nuclear program IRNA 10 Jun 2004 -- Iran denounced Thursday the `irrational and unrealistic` stance of the Group of Eight most industrialized nations on Tehran`s nuclear capacity after the group rebuked the country for allegedly failing to fully disclose its nuclear program.
  • IAEA / IRAN VOA 08 Jun 2004 -- A tough European resolution deploring Iran's level of cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency is making the diplomatic rounds before a major executive meeting of the U.N. nuclear watchdog next week.
  • IAEA regrets Iran`s dossier leaks - daily IRNA 08 Jun 2004 -- Spokeswoman of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Melissa Fleming Monday regretted the fact that parts of the reports compiled by IAEA Chief Mohamed ElBaradei on Iran had been leaked.
  • Iran says IAEA report contains nothing new IRNA 06 Jun 2004 -- Iran Sunday rejected a confidential report of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), saying it was bereft of anything new about the country`s nuclear program.
  • Rowhani stresses legitimacy of Iran`s nuclear activities IRNA 03 Jun 2004 -- Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Hassan Rowhani here Wednesday stressed the legitimacy of Iran`s nuclear activities.
  • Rowhani: Iran`s nuclear activities, peaceful, legal IRNA 03 Jun 2004 -- Secretary of Supreme National Security Council Hassan Rowhani said here on Wednesday that fair investigation into Iran`s nuclear case would prove that such activities are legal and for peaceful purposes.
  • Rowhani: Iran`s suspension of uranium enrichment aims to attract confidence of world community IRNA 03 Jun 2004 -- Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Hassan Rowhani here Wednesday stressed that Iran suspended its uranium enrichment process voluntarily to attract further confidence of the world community.
  • Rowhani says Iran will not give up NPT membership IRNA 03 Jun 2004 -- Iran does not intend to give up its membership of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), said Secretary of Supreme National Security Council Hassan Rowhani here on Wednesday.
  • I-A-E-A/IRAN UPDATE VOA 02 Jun 2004 -- The United States says the latest nuclear report on Iran, drawn up by the International Atomic Energy Agency, provides more evidence that Tehran is keeping critical aspects of its nuclear weapons program secret.
  • U-S / IRAN / NUCLEAR VOA 02 Jun 2004 -- The United States said Wednesday that the latest findings by the United Nations' nuclear watchdog agency make clear that close scrutiny of Iran's nuclear program should continue. U-S officials have long believed that despite denials, Iran is trying to conceal a nuclear weapons program.
  • Iran: UN Says Key Questions Remain About Tehran's Nuclear Plans RFE/RL 02 Jun 2004 -- Iran today played down the importance of new revelations about its nuclear program.
  • I-A-E-A/IRAN VOA 02 Jun 2004 -- The International Atomic Energy Agency says there are many open questions about Iran's nuclear program which the United States sees as a front to build nuclear weapons. But Iran has welcomed the I-A-E-A's latest report and says it hopes the issue of its nuclear program will be closed this month.
  • RFE/RL Iran Report, Volume 7, Number 18 01 Jun 2004 -- IRAN'S CONTROVERSIAL HARD-LINE PARLIAMENT CONVENES / IRAN REMAINS FIRM ON OWNERSHIP OF PERSIAN GULF ISLANDS / IRAN QUESTIONS ITS FUTURE WITH UN NUCLEAR BODY / NEW IRANIAN PARLIAMENT HOLDS INAUGURAL CEREMONY / IRAN'S FIVE-YEAR DEVELOPMENT PLAN AWAITS APPROVAL / IRAN'S SUPREME LEADER DECLARES PUBLIC MOURNING FOR IRAQ / IRAN'S REFORMIST PARLIAMENT SITS FOR THE LAST TIME / AMNESTY REPORT CITES IRAN'S RIGHTS ABUSES IN 2003 / IRANIAN DEPUTY INTERIOR MINISTERS SUMMONED TO COURT / DEFENSE MINISTER SAYS IRAN CAN BUILD ITS OWN EQUIPMENT / IRAN, RUSSIA TO SIGN REPATRIATION DEAL ON SPENT NUCLEAR FUEL / IRAN REJECTS PRESS REPORTS ON NUCLEAR INSPECTIONS / IRAN'S FUTURE PARLIAMENTARY SPEAKER ELECTED / IRAN BOASTS 5 MILLION INTERNET USERS / WESTERN DIPLOMATS SAY IRAN OBSTRUCTING NUCLEAR INSPECTIONS... / ...AS RUSSIA SAYS IRAN RUNS A 'TRANSPARENT' NUCLEAR PROGRAM / IRAN PROVIDES FULL REPORT ON NUCLEAR ACTIVITIES / IRANIAN FOREIGN MINISTER REJECTS RIGHTS-ABUSE CRITICISMS / IRAN WANTS A 'REAL' HANDOVER OF POWER IN IRAQ / U.S. OFFICIAL WANTS RUSSIA TO END COOPERATION ON IRANIAN NUCLEAR PROJECTS / INTERIOR MINISTER RETURNS FROM AFGHAN SECURITY CONFERENCE / IRAN EXPELS BRITISH CORRESPONDENT / IRANIAN DEFENSE MINISTER SAYS ISRAEL CANNOT STRIKE IRAN / TEHRAN PROTESTERS HURL GAS BOMBS AT BRITISH EMBASSY / IRANIAN PRESIDENT, SUPREME LEADER CONDEMN U.S. IN IRAQ / IAEA MIGHT NOT DECIDE ON IRAN BY JUNE / U.S. STATE DEPARTMENT REPORT CONDEMNS IRAN'S RIGHTS RECORD / IRANIAN PRESIDENT SAYS U.S. MUST APOLOGIZE FOR DAMAGE TO SHRINES / IRANIAN FOREIGN MINISTER MEETS WITH PUTIN IN MOSCOW / JUDICIARY CHIEF REJECTS REPORTS ON DISSIDENT'S SENTENCE / IRAN CONDEMNS ASSASSINATION OF IRAQI GOVERNING COUNCIL HEAD / UN NUCLEAR CHIEF UNSURE ON IRAN'S NUCLEAR PROGRAM / SUPREME LEADER ORDERS REVIEW OF DISSIDENT'S DEATH SENTENCE / IRAN'S SUPREME LEADER DENOUNCES 'STUPID' U.S. ACTIONS IN IRAQ
  • Implementation of the NPT Safeguards Agreement in the Islamic Republic of Iran International Atomic Energy Agency Report by the Director General Board of Governors (GOV/2004/27) 1 June 2004 [PDF]



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