If Israeli media reports are correct, Israel shares the US and European views of Iran: That it isn't seeking a nuclear weapon at the moment.
The US lauds the 'unified message' sent by the UN's nuclear watchdog expressing 'deep and increasing concern' over the Iran nuclear program. But the resolution lays no groundwork for action.
Iran's leadership may be keen to offer a goodwill gesture, some observers suggest. Others wonder if the release of the two US hikers is tied to the controversy over Iran's nuclear program.
France nuclear explosion: A furnace at at nuclear waste treatment facility in southern France exploded, killing one person.
Fukushima is a Level 7 accident – the same rating given the Chernobyl fire and explosion 25 years ago. Still, Chernobyl remains the worst nuclear accident in history.
Japan’s nuclear agency raised its assessment of the nuclear crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station from a level 4 to a level 5 on a 7-level international scale for nuclear accidents, matching an earlier assessment by France.
Reports suggest that greed within the worldwide nuclear industry, combined with an insufficient UN watchdog and lax oversight of Japan's nuclear plants, contributed to the Japan nuclear crisis.
Nuclear power has been something of a sacred cow in France. But the Japan nuclear crisis in the wake of last week's earthquake and tsunami is raising concern even here.
Iran could use the WikiLeaks revelation as another reason not to cooperate with the West on its nuclear program.