Experts say Iran's plans to build 10 new nuclear plants is not within its capabilities for years, but Iran President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said they would manufacture 500,000 new centrifuges.
China did vote Friday for IAEA censure of Iran nuclear program, but its distaste for stiffer sanctions has not changed.
An Iran nuclear deal could be secured by year's end, UN nuclear watchdog chief Mohamed ElBaradei said Friday. Iran rejected the current deal Wednesday, but left room for a compromise.
As hope fades for an Iran nuclear deal before the end of the year, UN Security Council members discussed possible sanctions at a meeting in Brussels.
A portion of Iran's nuclear program – a $1 billion reactor being built by Russia at Bushehr – hit a snag on Monday with Moscow announcing that construction will be delayed beyond the end of this year.
An inspection of a second enrichment facility in Iran revealed no centrifuges, a new IAEA report said Monday. But the UN nuclear watchdog is concerned there may be other undeclared sites.
UN agency says construction is advanced at Qom uranium enrichment plant, a newly revealed part of the Iran nuclear program. But no centrifuges are installed yet.
Portions of an IAEA report that were previously unpublished show evidence that Iran may have experimented with a more advanced nuclear warhead than thought. The news comes as talks with the West have largely stalled.