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  • ** FILE ** Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (center) listens to a technician during his visit to the Natanz Uranium Enrichment Facility some 200 miles south of the capital, Tehran, in April 2008. (AP Photo/Iranian President's Office)

    AP: Iran poised for big nuke jump

    Iran is poised to greatly expand uranium enrichment at a fortified underground bunker to a point that would boost how quickly it could make nuclear warheads, diplomats tell the Associated Press.


  • Herman Nackaerts, a deputy director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, is interviewed upon his arrival from Iran at Schwechat Airport in Vienna, Austria, on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)

    U.N. nuclear official: New trip to Iran planned

    A senior U.N. nuclear expert on Wednesday announced plans to revisit Tehran soon after a "good trip," indicating progress on his team's quest to probe suspicions that the Islamic Republic secretly is working on an atomic arms program.


  • ** FILE ** International Atomic Energy Agency experts Jozef Misak (third from right) and Charles Casto (second from right) walk past an emergency air-cooled power generator as they inspect the Ohi nuclear power plant in Ohi, Fukui prefecture, Japan, on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, File)

    Japanese Cabinet OKs bill to cap nuclear-reactor life

    Japan's Cabinet approved bills Tuesday aimed at bolstering nuclear safety regulations following last year's Fukushima disaster, including one that would put a 40-year cap on the operational life of nuclear reactors.


  • Herman Nackaerts, the deputy director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency in charge of the Iran file, prepares to depart for Iran from the Vienna, Austria, airport on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)

    U.N. nuclear inspection gets under way in Iran

    U.N. nuclear inspectors began a critical mission to Iran on Sunday to probe allegations of a secret atomic weapons program amid escalating Western economic pressure and warnings about safeguarding Gulf oil shipments from possible Iranian blockades.


  • ** FILE ** Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (center) visits the Natanz uranium enrichment facility, about 200 miles from the capital of Tehran, in April 2008. (AP Photo/Iranian President's Office)

    U.N. nuke agency to visit Tehran on Jan. 28

    A senior U.N. nuclear agency team will visit Tehran on Jan. 28 with Iran saying it is ready after years of refusal to discuss allegations that it was involved in secret nuclear weapons work, diplomats said Thursday.


  • Activity at Iranian site raises nuke suspicions

    Satellite surveillance has shown an increase in activity at an Iranian site suspected of links to secret work on nuclear weapons, officials tell the Associated Press.


  • ** FILE ** In this Tuesday, April 8, 2008, file photo released by the Iranian President's Office, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, center, visits the Natanz Uranium Enrichment Facility some 200 miles (322 kilometers) south of the capital Tehran, Iran. (AP Photo/Iranian President's Office, File)

    Russia, West agree on Iran text

    The U.N. nuclear agency's most recent resolution on Iran criticizes Tehran's nuclear defiance, but with language moderate enough to secure Russia's and China's support.


  • President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama disembark Air Force One as they arrive at Hickam Air Force Base in Honolulu, Hawaii, where they will host the APEC summit, Friday, Nov. 11, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

    For Obama, a day of heavy diplomacy in Hawaii

    Courting help from Asian powers, President Barack Obama on Saturday sought to improve the beleaguered American jobs outlook with an eye toward next year's election and contain deepening nuclear worries over Iran on a day of heavy diplomacy.


  • Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran's supreme leader, warned Israel and the United States on Thursday to expect military response if Iran's nuclear facilities are attacked. (Associated Press)

    Iran warns against hitting nuke facilities

    Iran's supreme leader Thursday warned Israel and the United States that Tehran's response will be tough if its enemies choose a military strike to cripple the country's nuclear program.


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