Iran's proposal to jointly produce fuel with Russia for the Bushehr nuclear power plant is bound to raise even more opposition to its nuclear pursuits.
China has publicly maintained its preference for pursuing talks with Tehran over new Iran sanctions. But it has also quietly accepted two international slaps of Iran over the past week.
Tehran cast doubt Friday on whether the Iran nuclear deal will proceed. But the Iranians are also dealing with an unstable political landscape – and with Obama, who wants to give diplomacy a chance.
Officials from Germany and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council met in Frankfurt Wednesday.
Tehran could attempt to use the Americans as bargaining chips in its bid to build nuclear weapons.
Iran's nuclear program prompts Israel to signal possible action in 2010. More sanctions could become an option.
Evidence mounts that international sanctions are having an impact.
Military analysts say the Islamic Republic would strike back in unconventional ways – targeting American interests in Iraq and Afghanistan.