Iran to Restart Nuclear Program
News Brief – The Times August 1, 2005
Iran, tired of waiting for European negotiators to make a proposal in return for a nuclear freeze, has warned it is preparing to restart some of its suspended atomic activities.
The statement triggered alarms in Paris, London and Vienna, with a British official labelling it a "dangerous step" and a European diplomat saying the EU was just days away from making Tehran a "generous" offer, including nuclear fuel, technology and other aid.
The European offer would also include "security guarantees" that Iran won't be invaded if it permanently halts uranium enrichment and related activities, European and Iranian officials confirmed.
Last updated 01/08/2005