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September 2004 Iran Special Weapons News



  • US / IRAN / NUCLEAR VOA 30 Sep 2004 -- A senior U.S. official says the United States sees Iran, with its pursuit of nuclear technology, as a growing threat to U.S. troops in Iraq, as well as to its neighbors in the Middle East. The State Department official also denounced what he says is Iranian involvement in neighboring Iraq.
  • US / IRAN SANCTIONS VOA 29 Sep 2004 -- The United States Wednesday imposed sanctions against 14 foreign firms and individuals, seven of them Chinese, for selling missile or weapons of mass destruction technology and equipment to Iran.
  • Russia: Iran Under IAEA's Mandate VOA 29 Sep 2004 -- Moscow opposes referring Iran's nuclear program to the UN Security Council, saying the issue should be handled by the UN's nuclear agency.
  • RFE/RL Iran Report, Volume 7, Number 33 27 Sep 2004 -- DIPLOMA MILLS' ACTIVITIES REFLECT IRAN'S BIGGER PROBLEMS / NEW ACADEMIC YEAR BEGINS IN IRAN / JOURNALISTS' ARRESTS PROMPT PRESIDENTIAL IRE / IRAN WORKING ON NATIONAL INTRANET / IRANIANS URGED TO EAT RIGHT / HIV/AIDS INCREASING IN IRAN / MAJORITY OF IRANIAN PHYSICIANS LIVE BELOW POVERTY LINE / ASSEMBLY OF EXPERTS WARNED ABOUT UNITED STATES / LEGISLATURE'S LIMITS ON FOREIGN INVESTMENT CRITICIZED / IRAN MARKS 'SACRED DEFENSE WEEK.' / ASYMMETRIC WARFARE IS NEW MILITARY DOCTRINE / LEGISLATORS SUBMIT BILL FOR NPT WITHDRAWAL / TEHRAN PLEDGES TO COOPERATE WITH IAEA / TEHRAN REJECTS NEGOTIATIONS WITH WASHINGTON / ISRAEL WARNS UN OF IRANIAN TERRORISM / OBSERVERS PARSE IRANIAN ROLE IN IRAQI INSURGENCY / IRAQ RELEASES IRANIAN BUSINESSMEN AFTER TWO MONTHS
  • Government spokesman: Iran having no plan to quit NPT IRNA 27 Sep 2004 -- Government spokesman Abdollah Ramezanzadeh here Monday said that Iran does not intend to quit the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).
  • Iran To Deal With Europe, Not U.S., Over Nuke Program RFE/RL 26 Sep 2004 -- Iran says it is not planning to negotiate with the United States over its nuclear program, choosing instead to invite Europe to the discussion table.
  • Iranian Army Takes Delivery of New Missile VOA News 25 Sep 2004 -- Iran's armed forces say they have taken delivery of a new "strategic missile."
  • Putin: "Iran does not need nuclear weapons" IRNA 25 Sep 2004 -- Russian President Vladimir Putin declared on Friday that he was "convinced that Iran does not need nuclear weapons.
  • FM stresses Iran`s right of getting access to peaceful nuclear technology IRNA 25 Sep 2004 -- Iran`s Foreign Minister Kamal Kharrazi here Friday insisted on Iran`s right of getting access to nuclear technology for peaceful aims.
  • Tehran, Moscow stress closer ties, resolving nuclear issue IRNA 25 Sep 2004 -- Foreign Minister Kamal Kharrazi met Saturday ith his Russian Counterpart Sergei Lavrov on the sidelines of the 59th session of UN General Assembly in New York, the foreign ministry information and media department reported.
  • Iran Delivers 'Strategic Missile' To Armed Forces RFE/RL 25 Sep 2004 -- The Iranian defense minister announced today that the country has successfully test-fired a strategic, long-range missile and delivered the weapon to its armed forces.
  • IRAN'S NUCLEAR PROGRAM: A LOOMING CRISIS US Dept. of State IIP, Foreign Media Reaction 24 Sep 2004
  • Iran warns against Israel`s nuke capabilities for world peace IRNA 24 Sep 2004 -- Iran`s representative at International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Pirouz Hosseini here on Friday warned the global community against Israel`s nuclear threat against Middle East and world peace and security.
  • UNGA/Iran VOA 24 Sep 2004 -- Iran's foreign minister Kamal Kharrazi has insisted on his country's right to a peaceful nuclear program. Mr. Kharrazi's speech to the U.N. General Assembly also included a sharp condemnation the invasion of Iraq.
  • Mohtaj says Army will strongly thwart animosity against Iran IRNA 24 Sep 2004 -- Navy Commander Rear Admiral Abbas Mohtaj said here on Friday that the Army will strongly confront whoever would pursue animosity against Iran and the Islamic Revolution.
  • US not allowed to deny Iran right to nuclear technology: Kashani IRNA 24 Sep 2004 -- Senior cleric Ayatollah Mohammad Emami Kashani said here on Friday that the US is not allowed to deprive the Iranian nation from their legitimate right to attain peaceful nuclear technology.
  • Putin Urges Iran To Meet IAEA Demands RFE/RL 24 Sep 2004 -- Russian President Vladimir Putin today urged Iran to meet the demands of the UN nuclear watchdog and stop uranium enrichment activities.
  • FM terms peaceful nuclear technology as Iran`s absolute right IRNA 23 Sep 2004 -- Iran`s Foreign Minister Kamal Kharrazi here Wednesday said access to peaceful nuclear technology is Iran`s absolute right, saying Iran believes that its peaceful use of nuclear energy should be officially recognized.
  • Kharrazi discusses Iran`s nuclear programs with counterparts IRNA 23 Sep 2004 -- Iran`s Foreign Minister Kamal Kharrazi discussed the latest regional developments and nuclear issues with his French, British and Spanish counterparts here on Thursday.
  • Iran, Israel Trade Criticisms Over Nuclear Arms RFE/RL 23 Sep 2004 -- Israel and Iran have criticized each other, saying the other country is threatening peace in the Middle East.
  • IAEA resolution not to affect pace of construction at Bushehr IRNA 22 Sep 2004 -- The latest resolution of the Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on Iran will not affect the pace of construction of the nuclear power station at Bushehr, Alexander Rumyantsev, the head of Russia`s federal agency for nuclear energy said here on Tuesday.
  • Khatami: Referral of Iran`s case to UN indicative of IAEA`s failure IRNA 22 Sep 2004 -- President Mohammad Khatami said here Wednesday that any possible referral of Iran`s nuclear case to the Security Council of the United Nations was an indication of the UN nuclear watchdog`s failure and its impotence to solve a problem by its own.
  • Iran denies resuming uranium enrichment process IRNA 22 Sep 2004 -- Iran dismissed as "baseless" certain Western media allegations about resumption of uranium enrichment program.
  • Iran not going to develop nuclear weapons - diplomat IRNA 22 Sep 2004 -- Iran is not going to develop nuclear weapons, said Vahid Ahmadi, a director general at the Iranian Foreign Ministry.
  • Kharrazi: No one can deprive Iran of its natural, legitimate right IRNA 22 Sep 2004 -- No one can deprive Iran of its natural and legitimate right to peaceful use of nuclear technology and demand something beyond the country`s legal commitments, said Iran`s Foreign Minister Kamal Kharrazi here on Wednesday.
  • Rezaei underlines development of nuclear technology IRNA 22 Sep 2004 -- The nation`s enemies are scared of Iran`s nuclear technology but the youth can transform the country into the most developed and strongest countries of the world, said Secretary of the Expediency Council (EC) Mohsen Rezaei on Wednesday.
  • Powell: U.S. Pursuing Diplomatic Course on Iranian Nuclear Issue Washington File 22 Sep 2004 -- The United States will continue to work in concert with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the European Union (EU), and other members of the international community to resolve the issue of Iran's nuclear program, Secretary of State Colin Powell said September 22.
  • Official driticizes EU`s conduct on nuclear dossier IRNA 21 Sep 2004 -- Ali-Akbar Velayati, a senior Advisor to Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei, strongly criticized the EU`s role in dealing with Iran`s nuclear dossier.
  • Iran will never move towards getting access to nuclear weapons: Khatami IRNA 21 Sep 2004 -- President Mohammad Khatami here Tuesday said, "Whether under supervision or not, Iran will never move towards getting access to nuclear weapons".
  • ElBaradei underlines expansion of Iran-IAEA cooperation IRNA 21 Sep 2004 -- Iran`s Vice-President and Head of Iran`s Atomic Energy Organization Gholam-Reza Aqazadeh conferred here Tuesday with the Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Mohamed ElBaradei on expansion of cooperation between the two sides.
  • Iran will allay international concern over nuclear program IRNA 21 Sep 2004 -- Iranian vice president and head of Iran Atomic Energy Organization (IAEO), Gholamreza Aqazadeh said on Tuesday that the resolution of the IAEA Board of Governors run counter to the context of Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), but, Iran will do its best to build confidence and allay international concern over national nuclear program.
  • Lawmaker: Restricting Iran`s nuclear technology secures interests of US, Europe IRNA 21 Sep 2004 -- Member of Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Hamid-Reza Hajibabaie here Tuesday said that the US and Europe`s interests call for restricting Iran`s access to nuclear technology and its reliance upon others.
  • Russia says IAEA resolution will not affect Tehran, Moscow nuclear cooperation IRNA 21 Sep 2004 -- Head of Russia Atomic Energy Agency Alexander Rumyantsev said Tuesday that the recent International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) resolution on Iran nuclear program will not affect Tehran Moscow Nuclear cooperation in building the Bushehr nuclear powerplant.
  • IAEA / IRAN VOA 21 Sep 2004 -- Iran has informed the International Atomic Energy Agency that it has started converting uranium into the gas needed for enrichment purposes, a process that has sparked renewed concerns about a possible bomb program.
  • Iran Vows Nuclear Program Will Go Ahead RFE/RL 21 Sep 2004 -- Iranian President Hojatoleslam Mohammad Khatami said today Iran will continue with its controversial nuclear-weapons program even if it means halting supervision by the UN atomic watchdog.
  • RFE/RL Iran Report, Volume 7, Number 32 20 Sep 2004 -- IRAN'S THEOLOGICAL COMMUNITY CONTENDS WITH CHANGING WORLD / RELIGIOUS MINORITIES FACE PERSECUTION... / ...AS DO SUFI MUSLIMS / KHAMENEI WARNS THAT ISLAMIC WORLD IN DANGER / PARTIES HINT AT PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES / ARREST OF IRANIAN JOURNALISTS ANGERS RSF / IRAN VIEWS HERAT PROVINCE DEVELOPMENTS POSITIVELY / IRAN AND AFGHANISTAN SIGN POLICE COOPERATION AGREEMENT / IRAN-AFGHANISTAN WATER DISCUSSIONS TAKE PLACE IN TEHRAN / IRANIANS, TAJIKS INK PRELIMINARY AGREEMENTS / KHATAMI HOPES TAJIK VISIT WILL LEAD TO BETTER TIES / IRANIAN PRESIDENT ASSESSES THREE NATION TOUR POSITIVELY / IRANIAN MILITARY SITE INTERESTS IAEA / IAEA CRITICAL OF IRANIAN NUCLEAR COOPERATION / IS WEAPONIZATION NEAR? / CORRECTION
  • Khatami: Access to nuclear technology Iran`s legitimate right IRNA 20 Sep 2004 -- President Mohammad Khatami stressed here Sunday that access to nuclear technology was a natural and legitimate right of the Iranian nation.
  • Berlin to continue diplomatic efforts to settle Iran nuclear issue IRNA 20 Sep 2004 -- The German government and its European partners will continue their diplomatic efforts to resolve all remaining issues on Iran`s nuclear program.
  • UN nuclear watchdog calls on Iran to suspend all uranium-enrichment activities UN News Centre 20 Sep 2004 -- The United Nations atomic watchdog agency has called on Iran to suspend all activities related to uranium enrichment, a potential step to producing nuclear weapons, and will decide in November whether further steps are required regarding the country's obligations under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).
  • IAEA/IRAN VOA 20 Sep 2004 -- The European Union and Russia joined the United States Monday in urging Iran to comply with a resolution passed by the International Atomic Energy Agency. But Iran insists on its right to uranium enrichment.
  • IAEA Says Iran Must Provide Nuclear Reassurance RFE/RL 20 Sep 2004 -- The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said yesterday that Iran's nuclear program does not present an "imminent threat" but emphasized that the Islamic republic must take measures to reassure the international community about its nuclear intentions.
  • Iran dismisses IAEA demand to suspend uranium enrichment IRNA 19 Sep 2004 -- Iran Sunday dismissed the world nuclear watchdog`s demand to freeze uranium enrichment, saying the country does no accept any obligation in this regard.
  • Iran will stop enrichment if not necessary: Haddad Adel IRNA 19 Sep 2004 -- Majlis Speaker Gholam Ali Haddad Adel here Sunday stressed that Iran would continue uranium enrichment if deemed it as necessary and will stop it if was not necessary.
  • Iran`s chief nuclear negotiator says UN call for uranium enrichment freeze "illegal" IRNA 19 Sep 2004 -- Iran on Sunday rejected as "illegal" demands from the UN atomic watchdog agency that it freeze all work on uranium enrichment.
  • 200 lawmakers reject IAEA resolution IRNA 19 Sep 2004 -- More than 200 lawmakers in a statement here Sunday rejected a resolution passed by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Board of Governors regarding Iran`s nuclear issue.
  • Rowhani says door still open to nuclear talks with US IRNA 19 Sep 2004 -- Iran`s marksman on nuclear issues, Hassan Rowhani, announced here Sunday that Tehran has not shut the door yet to nuclear talks with the United States.
  • Rowhani: Iran takes pride in continuing nuclear talks with EU IRNA 19 Sep 2004 -- Secretary of Iran`s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Hassan Rowhani said here Sunday that Iran takes pride in holding continuous talks with Europe on its nuclear issue.
  • Rowhani: Iran-IAEA row may be resolved through diplomatic means IRNA 19 Sep 2004 -- Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Hassan Rowhani said on Sunday that there is possibility to resolve the dispute with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) through diplomatic means.
  • MP says Iran has had good cooperation with IAEA IRNA 19 Sep 2004 -- Head of Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Commission said here Sunday that Iran has carried out its commitments within the framework of the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and has had good cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
  • MP says Iran has had good cooperation with IAEA IRNA 19 Sep 2004 -- Head of Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Commission said here Sunday that Iran has carried out its commitments within the framework of the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and has had good cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
  • IAEA/ABRAHAM VOA 19 Sep 2004 -- A senior U.S. official says Iran should comply with a resolution passed by the International Atomic Energy Agency and freeze all uranium-enrichment activities.
  • IAEA/IRAN VOA 19 Sep 2004 -- Iran says it has a legal right to uranium enrichment and it will limit co-operation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)if the nuclear watchdog refers its nuclear dossier to the United Nations Security Council.
  • No indication of nuclear activity at Parchin site: Elbaradei IRNA 18 Sep 2004 -- Head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Mohamed Elbaradei here Friday made clear that his agency had discovered no indications of nuclear-related activities at a site in Parchin, located in southwestern outskirts of Tehran.
  • IAEA`s ElBaradei stresses continued cooperation with Iran IRNA 18 Sep 2004 -- Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Mohamed ElBaradei here Friday afternoon stressed his agency would continue its close cooperation with the Islamic Republic of Iran."
  • IAEA chief warns of Iraq lessons over Iran IRNA 18 Sep 2004 -- Director-General of the International Atomic Energy Agency Mohammed ElBaradei has urged caution in dealing with Iran`s nuclear program, warning that lessons should be learned over the mistakes made on Iraq.
  • Western states threaten to cut IAEA funding over Iran row IRNA 18 Sep 2004 -- Western countries on Saturday threatened to cut their contribution to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) if the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) insisted on its stance to respect Iran`s right to develop nuclear technology in line with the provisions laid down in the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).
  • Supreme Leader observes latest stage of Ashoura 5 war games IRNA 18 Sep 2004 -- Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei on Saturday inspected the latest stage of the military exercise of the Basij (volunteer forces).
  • IAEA passes resolution, demands Iran freeze uranium enrichment IRNA 18 Sep 2004 -- The International Atomic Energy Agency`s Board of Governors adopted a resolution Saturday demanding Iran freeze all activities related to uranium enrichment.
  • Former Iranian envoy to IAEA derides Europe`s unhelpfulness IRNA 18 Sep 2004 -- Iran`s former representative to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Ali Akbar Salehi referred here Saturday to attempts by the west to halt Iran`s nuclear fuel cycle saying that the time has passed to accommodate the Europeans.
  • IAEA demands Iran freeze uranium enrichment IRNA 18 Sep 2004 -- The International Atomic Energy Agency`s Board of Governors adopted a resolution Saturday demanding Iran freeze all activities related to uranium enrichment.
  • UN Nuclear Agency Demands Iran Freeze Activities RFE/RL 19 Sep 2004 -- The United Nations nuclear watchdog agency's governing board unanimously passed a resolution demanding that Iran freeze all activities related to uranium enrichment.
  • IAEA/IRAN VOA 18 Sep 2004 -- After a week of delicate negotiations, the International Atomic Energy Agency's ruling body has adopted a resolution calling for Iran to suspend all uranium enrichment activities.
  • IAEA Postones Debate On Iran Resolution RFE/RL 18 Sep 2004 -- The United Nations' nuclear watchdog agency has postponed discussing Iran's nuclear program.
  • El-Baradei: No Sign Of Nukes At Suspect Iranian Site RFE/RL 18 Sep 2004 -- United Nations' nuclear watchdog head Muhammad el-Baradei said today that the International Atomic Energy Agency has found no sign of nuclear-related activity at a site in Iran which several U.S. officials have said may be tied to secret nuclear-weapons research.
  • IAEA board continuing talks on Iran draft resolution IRNA 17 Sep 2004 -- The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Board of Governors is to hold a meeting Friday afternoon to continue debates over Iran`s nuclear case while contradictory reports indicate that some countries have made agreements on the draft resolution which is to be issued over the case.
  • Russian deputy FM urges peaceful solution to Iran`s nuclear case IRNA 17 Sep 2004 -- Russian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Yuri Fedotov here Friday reiterated the need to settle the case on Iran`s nuclear activities peacefully.
  • Discussions on draft resolution still going IRNA 17 Sep 2004 -- The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Board of Governors is to hold a meeting Friday afternoon amid contradictory reports issued on agreements made by different countries regarding the draft resolution.
  • Moussavian: Draft resolution not a logical draft IRNA 17 Sep 2004 -- The spokesman of the Iranian delegation at the International Atomic Energy Agency`s (IAEA) Board of Governors, Hossein Moussavian, here Friday said the draft resolution prepared by the European trio -- France, Germany, England -- is not a logical one.
  • Russia: Security Council debate on Iran nuclear file needless IRNA 17 Sep 2004 -- Russia "does not deem it expedient to submit Iran`s nuclear dossier for consideration by the UN Security Council," Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Yuri Fedotov told reporters here on Friday.
  • Iran to continue cooperation with IAEA till remaining issues are resolved: Iranian spokesman IRNA 17 Sep 2004 -- The spokesman of the Iranian delegation to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Board of Governors, Hossein Moussavian, here Friday stressed that the Islamic Republic of Iran will continue its cooperation with the IAEA until all remaining issues are resolved by November.
  • Agreement Emerges Over Iran Nuclear Program RFE/RL 17 Sep 2004 -- The United States has reportedly agreed with Britain, France, and Germany on a UN draft resolution calling on Iran to suspend all activities related to uranium enrichment.
  • U.S./ IRAN NUCLEAR VOA 16 Sep 2004 -- U.S. officials say the United States has reached agreement with key allies on a draft resolution on Iran's alleged nuclear weapons program, to be presented at this week's meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna. The measure would set up a showdown over the Iranian program at the U.N. agency's next meeting in November.
  • IAEA / IRAN VOA 16 Sep 2004 -- An Iranian envoy to the International Atomic Energy Agency says that satellite images supposedly showing military nuclear sites in Iran are "American lies." The IAEA board of governors is still considering what to do about Iran's nuclear program.
  • Moussavian denies any nuclear activity at Parchin site IRNA 16 Sep 2004 -- The Spokesman of the Iranian delegation to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Board of Governors, Hossein Moussavian here Thursday categorically denied any kind of nuclear activities at the site of Parchin, in southwest Tehran.
  • Iran: U.S., Europe Clash On Nuclear Issue, But Options Appear Limited RFE/RL 15 Sep 2004 -- A new report by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) hardly lessens Western unease over Iran's possible nuclear intentions. IAEA Director-General Muhammed el-Baradei says in the report that it remains unclear if Iran's nuclear ambitions are entirely peaceful. But he also says there is still no firm evidence that Iran is secretly developing atomic weapons, as the United States asserts. Differences over what to do now about Iran appear to be growing between the United States and a trio of European Union states that has been dealing with Tehran. Washington is pushing for a harder line, but the Europeans are reluctant to increase pressure on Iran. For its part, Iran says it intends to press on with what it describes as a peaceful nuclear program. Meanwhile, talks are going on behind the scenes at an IAEA board of governors' meeting in Vienna.
  • EU hardens position towards Iran IRNA 14 Sep 2004 -- The EU Foreign Ministers` Council has called on Iran to suspend all nuclear enrichment activities and also decided to support a Canadian resolution in the UN on human rights in Iran.
  • IAEA spokesman stresses steady progress on Iran`s nuclear coop IRNA 14 Sep 2004 -- Spokesman of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Mark Gwozdecky said here on Tuesday that the agency had a steady progress on Iran`s nuclear cooperation over the past couple of months.
  • IAEA chief rejects efforts to politicize Iran`s nuclear case IRNA 14 Sep 2004 -- The Director-General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Mohamed ElBaradei here Tuesday once again stressed that Iran`s nuclear case should be judged on "facts" despite continued US-led efforts to politicize Tehran`s nuclear programs.
  • IAEA meeting on Iran postponed to Wednesday afternoon: ElBaradei IRNA 14 Sep 2004 -- The International Atomic Energy Agency "IAEA" has postponed its Wednesday`s morning session to the afternoon as a result of tough negotiations between the Non-Aligned Movement "NAM" and the Europeans on Iran`s nuclear program, the IAEA Director General Mohamed ElBaradei told the press here Tuesday evening.
  • IAEA/IRAN VOA 14 Sep 2004 -- Diplomats on the 35-nation board of governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency are working behind closed doors to find agreement on a tough resolution, in an attempt to solve the Iran nuclear issue.
  • Europeans Warn Iran Over Nuclear Program RFE/RL 14 Sep 2004 -- Britain, France, and Germany yesterday warned Iran that it may be brought before the UN Security Council unless Tehran resolves the dispute over its nuclear program.
  • IAEA Head Says Unclear If Iran Nuke Plans Peaceful RFE/RL 14 Sep 2004 -- The head of the UN nuclear watchdog agency says it remains unclear if Iran's nuclear ambitions are entirely peaceful.
  • GOV/2004/79: Implementation of the NPT Safeguards Agreement in the Islamic Republic of Iran: Resolution adopted by the Board on 18 September 2004 International Atomic Energy Agency 13 Sep 2004 [PDF]
  • IAEA Board of Governors begins meeting on Iran`s nuclear case IRNA 13 Sep 2004 -- The sixth session of the Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) opened in Vienna on Monday to discuss Iran`s nuclear energy case.
  • Transcript of the Director General´s Press Statement on IAEA Inspection in Iran, Libya & the Republic of Korea International Atomic Energy Agency 13 Sep 2004
  • ElBaradei says IAEA never set any deadline over Iran nuclear issue IRNA 13 Sep 2004 -- Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Mohamed ElBaradei here Monday stressed that the UN nuclear watchdog has not set any deadlines amid media reports of a European ultimatum for Iran.
  • Moussavian rejects media reports on Parchin military site IRNA 13 Sep 2004 -- Spokesman of the Iranian delegation to the sixth session of the Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on Iran, Hossein Moussavian here Monday rejected some media reports on Parchin site southwest of Tehran.
  • Moussavian: Suspension a voluntary decision by Iran IRNA 13 Sep 2004 -- Spokesman of the Iranian delegation to the sixth session of the Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Hossein Moussavian, said here Monday that since the beginning, suspension has been a voluntary decision of the part of Iran in a bid to build confidence.
  • NAM: Iran's file at IAEA must be closed by November IRNA 13 Sep 2004 -- Iran`s field at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Must be closed by November, said an Iranian official here on Monday.
  • ElBaradei: Good progress on assessing Iran's nuclear program IRNA 13 Sep 2004 -- Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Mohamed ElBardei here Monday urged Iran to do its utmost to continue to pursue a policy of full transparency and show full and active cooperation with the IAEA.
  • Mousavian: First part of ElBaradei`s Iran report realistic IRNA 13 Sep 2004 -- Spokesman of Iran`s delegation at IAEA Board of Governors labeled the first part of the UN nuclear watchdog Chief Mohamed ElBaradei`s latest report on Iran "Realistic" and Iran`s cooperation with the IAEA as "transparent and full-fledged."
  • UN atomic watchdog urges Iran's accelerated cooperation on nuclear programme UN News Centre 13 Sep 2004 -- The head of the United Nations atomic watchdog agency charged with preventing the spread of nuclear weapons today called on Iran to suspend all uranium enrichment activities "in light of serious international concerns" about the nature of its nuclear programme.
  • Powell Says Iran Apparently Moving Forward with Nuclear Program Washington File 13 Sep 2004 -- Secretary of State Colin Powell says Iran appears to be moving forward with its nuclear program, which could lead to the development of nuclear weapons.
  • RFE/RL Iran Report, Volume 7, Number 31 13 Sep 2004 -- BAHA'IS SOUND THE ALARM ON ABUSES IN IRAN / IS THE HOJJATIEH SOCIETY MAKING A COMEBACK? / POLL SUGGESTS IRANIANS NOT INTERESTED IN NEWS / IRAN TO LAUNCH WEATHER SATELLITE / SYRIA'S LEBANESE OCCUPATION GETS IRANIAN THUMBS-UP / INTELLIGENCE MINISTER DEFENDS LEBANESE HIZBALLAH / IRAQIS LOOK AT THEIR EASTERN NEIGHBOR / AL-SADR'S IRANIAN CONNECTION QUESTIONED / RUMSFELD SAYS IRAN 'NOT PART OF THE CIVILIZED WORLD.' / KHATAMI SIGNS SEVEN AGREEMENTS IN ARMENIA... / ...AND HEADS TO BELARUS / SOME IRANIAN OFFICIALS QUESTION VALUE OF NUCLEAR AGREEMENTS / ISRAEL CALLS FOR PRESSURE ON IRAN / SKEPTICAL REACTION TO TEHRAN'S NEW NUCLEAR PROMISES
  • IAEA/IRAN VOA 13 Sep 2004 -- The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency has appealed to Iran to suspend the enrichment of nuclear material, at least for the time being. But an Iranian envoy told reporters in Vienna that his country has a legal right to enrich uranium.
  • BRITAIN / IRAN VOA 13 Sep 2004 -- Britain says Iranian threats to resume uranium enrichment undermine earlier assurances that Iran would curb its nuclear program.
  • US/IRAN/NUKES VOA 12 Sep 2004 -- Secretary of State Colin Powell says the United Nations Security Council may ultimately have to deal with questions surrounding Iran's nuclear program. Mr. Powell spoke after Iran once again rejected international demands to abandon its uranium enrichment program.
  • United States, G8 Partners Work on Common Iran Strategy in Geneva Washington File 10 Sep 2004 -- John Bolton, under secretary of state for arms control and international security, says Group of Eight (G8) members are in complete agreement that Iran must be prevented from acquiring a nuclear-weapons capability.
  • IRAN/NUCLEAR VOA 10 Sep 2004 -- A Top U.S. official says his country will demand that Iran come before the U.N. Security Council if it does not agree to allow the International Atomic Energy Agency or IAEA to inspect its nuclear facilities. Iran's nuclear program was discussed at a two-day meeting of G-8 countries in Geneva in advance of next week's IAEA governing board meeting in Vienna.
  • Germany Concerned By Iran's Nuclear Program RFE/RL 08 Sep 2004 -- German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder said today he was concerned about Iran's nuclear development program.
  • ISRAEL / IRAN VOA 08 Sep 2004 -- Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon says the international community has not done enough to stop Iran from developing a nuclear weapon and warns that Israel will take its own measures to defend itself.
  • EDITORIAL: IRAN'S NUCLEAR VIOLATIONS VOA 08 Sep 2004 -- Iran has violated its safeguards agreement under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. The U.S. will push the International Atomic Energy Agency, or I-A-E-A, to report Iran's violations to the United Nations Security Council for possible sanctions. "Whether there is a consensus to do that now remains to be seen," said Secretary of State Colin Powell. "But we think we've seen enough, the world should have seen enough over the last year to come to the conclusion that it's time for it to be referred to the Security Council."
  • Iran In Talks With EU On Possible Nuclear Freeze RFE/RL 08 Sep 2004 -- Iran's nuclear chief today acknowledged that Tehran is having talks with European officials concerning a possible freeze on some of Iran's nuclear activities.
  • Shamkhani says Iran ready to test Shahab-3 again IRNA 07 Sep 2004 -- Defense Minister Ali Shamkhani stressed that Iran`s recent test of Shahab-3 missile was successful, saying his ministry is ready to test it again `in the presence of observers`.
  • Iran sees positive developments in nuclear talks with IAEA IRNA 07 Sep 2004 -- Foreign Minister Kamal Kharrazi said here on Tuesday that Iran has been in constant touch with the UN nuclear watchdog (IAEA) and has seen positive developments and progressive talks with the Europeans and the nuclear agency.
  • RFE/RL Iran Report, Volume 7, Number 30 06 Sep 2004 -- WITH LITTLE ELSE TO DISCUSS, IRAN'S MEDIA CONSIDER PRESIDENTIAL RACE / MOST IRANIAN PARTIES ACTIVE ONLY FOR ELECTIONS / LEGISLATURE TO QUESTION TRANSPORT MINISTER / ALLEGATIONS OF SECTARIAN TENSION IN IRAN REVIVED / NEW QUESTIONS OVER VALUE OF DIALOGUE WITH TEHRAN / TEHRAN CONSIDERS SELLING WATER TO KUWAIT, WHILE PARTS OF IRAN CONTEND WITH DROUGHT / IRAN, PAKISTAN TO COOPERATE ON STEEL AND ENERGY / KHATAMI DENIES THAT IRAN HAS NUCLEAR-WEAPONS AMBITIONS / IRANIAN NUCLEAR PROGRAM GETS A PASS FROM IAEA / TEHRAN ARRESTS ALLEGED NUCLEAR SPIES / IRAN PLAYS BOTH SIDES IN AFGHANISTAN / IRANIAN PHOTOGRAPHER ARRESTED IN AL-NAJAF
  • Asefi: Israel threat to attack Iran`s nuclear facilities sounds like a joke IRNA 05 Sep 2004 -- Foreign Ministry Spokesman Hamid Reza Asefi here Sunday termed the recent Israeli threat to attack Iran`s nuclear facilities as nothing but a "war of nerves" and a "joke".
  • EU urges Iran to fully cooperate with IAEA IRNA 04 Sep 2004 -- EU foreign ministers discussed the latest developments in the Middle East, Iraq and relations with Iran during their informal meeting in Valkenburg, The Netherlands, Friday evening.
  • Iran will 'nip any plot in the bud, says intelligence minister IRNA 04 Sep 2004 -- Days after announcing the arrest of dozens for spying on Iran`s nuclear program, Intelligence Minister Ali Younesi vowed here Saturday that his ministry would `nip any plot in the bud`.
  • Iran and Libya figure high on agenda of upcoming UN atomic agency meeting UN News Centre 02 Sep 2004 -- The United Nations nuclear watchdog agency will have a full agenda when its Board of Governors begins a three-day meeting in Vienna on 13 September with issues ranging from forestalling nuclear terrorism to the latest status of the verification of atomic programmes in Iran and Libya.
  • U.S. Wants Security Council to Address Iran's Nuclear Activities Washington File 02 Sep 2004 -- Iran is not acknowledging all of its nuclear-related activities and the issue needs to be referred to the U.N. Security Council, according to Secretary of State Colin Powell.
  • US / IRAN / NUCLEAR VOA 02 Sep 2004 -- The United States confirmed Thursday it will press for a referral of Iran's nuclear program to the U.N. Security Council for possible sanctions against Tehran. The International Atomic Energy Agency begins a critical meeting on Iranian compliance with nuclear agreements September 13th in Vienna.
  • FM spokesman says IAEA report confirms Iran`s anticipations IRNA 02 Sep 2004 -- Foreign Ministry spokesman Hamidreza Asefi here late Wednesday said the latest report issued by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) confirms Iran`s anticipations.
  • Source says IAEA report on Iran`s nuclear program is positive IRNA 02 Sep 2004 -- A diplomat who asked to remain anonymous said here Thursday that the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has a positive view on Iran`s nuclear activities indicating the peaceful nature of the program.
  • Bushehr nuclear power plant spent fuel agreement to be signed soon IRNA 02 Sep 2004 -- Iran`s Ambassador to Russia said here Thursday that the agreement for transfer of spent fuel of Bushehr Nuclear power plants will be singed between Tehran and Moscow in the near future.
  • UN: Report Reignites Concern Over Iran's Nuclear Ambitions RFE/RL 02 Sep 2004 -- Last year, France, Britain, and Germany won concessions from Iran, which agreed to suspend uranium-enrichment activities to defuse the crisis over its nuclear program. But Tehran reversed that position after the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in June issued a tough criticism of Iran for its lack of cooperation with IAEA inspectors. A new report issued yesterday by the UN nuclear watchdog confirms that Iran has slid away from its agreement with the European powers by resuming large-scale production of equipment to enrich uranium.
  • U.S. Wants Iran Referred To Security Council RFE/RL 02 Sep 2004 -- Secretary of State Colin Powell says the United States will try to persuade the United Nations' nuclear watchdog agency to refer Iran to the UN Security Council for possible sanctions over Iran's nuclear program.
  • IAEA/IRAN VOA 01 Sep 2004 -- The International Atomic Energy Agency says there are many open questions on the nature and aims of Iran's nuclear program, which could soon include uranium conversion suitable for the building of atomic bombs.
  • US / IRAN NUCLEAR VOA 01 Sep 2004 -- A senior State Department official said Wednesday there is a compelling need to take the issue of Iran's nuclear program to the U.N. Security Council. The comments followed release of a new report on the issue by U.N. inspectors.
  • Implementation of the NPT Safeguards Agreement in the Islamic Republic of Iran International Atomic Energy Agency 1 September 2004 -- The present report is the sixth in a series of written reports addressing the implementation of safeguards in Iran2, and provides the Board with an update of developments since the Director General's last report in June 2004. [PDf 154 Kb]



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