Saturday, April 30, 2005

From the 'axis of evil' to the axles of Rover, Iran looks to the West

The news that Iranian companies could be interested in buying what's left of the collapsed MG Rover has raised plenty of eyebrows. That Iran, part of George Bush's "axis of evil", could be the final destination for the car maker shows how low it has sunk, was the typical response.

Iran says it expects to resume activities related to uranium enrichment next week

Iran will likely resume some nuclear activities related to uranium enrichment next week, Iran's top nuclear negotiator was quoted by the state-run news agency as saying Saturday.

Iran says it may defy deal with EU on nuclear suspension

Iran is unhappy with the progress of nuclear negotiations with the European Union and may resume uranium conversion activities next week in defiance of a key agreement, senior officials have warned.