A new report by the UN's nuclear watchdog warned that Iran appears to be pursuing a nuclear bomb and said the country is boosting its uranium enrichment efforts.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Monday ordered 10 new uranium enrichment facilities, a plan that one analyst called 'almost laughably ambitious.'
Political turmoil and the growing influence of the Revolutionary Guard may make Iran more vulnerable to any upcoming sanctions, as the Obama Administration considers new measures to curb Iran’s nuclear program.
Ahmadinejad said Wednesday that the Iran nuclear program could produce its own higher enriched nuclear fuel. But some analysts cast doubt on Iran's capacity to do so.
Mileposts in Iran's quest to harness nuclear power.
It's quest to develop a nuclear program has taken a circuitous path through history – and includes early cooperation with the US.
Iran says the 10 new nuclear sites are for energy, not weapons, but sent mixed messages on whether it will remain in a member of the Non-Proliferation Treaty.
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.
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.