1938 alert from Reuters, with thanks to JE:
TEHRAN (Reuters) – Iran announced on Tuesday it would resume nuclear fuel research, a move sure to anger Washington and the European Union who fear Iran wants to make atomic fuel to build bombs.
Mohammad Saeedi, deputy head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization, said Tehran had informed the U.N. nuclear watchdog in writing that nuclear research would resume shortly.
“Within the next few days we will start researching that field in cooperation and coordination with the IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency),” Saeedi told state television.
The news coincided with strong hints from Foreign Ministry spokesman Hamid Reza Asefi that Tehran planned to reject a Russian compromise proposal aimed at defusing Iran’s nuclear row with the West.