Iran’s leadership is braced for a new and hazardous phase next week in the crisis over its nuclear programme as a United Nations deadline runs out on Thursday for it to suspend uranium enrichment.
FT 26th August 2006
Russia ruled out imposing economic sanctions on Iran yesterday, delivering a blow to America’s efforts to isolate Teheran’s regime in protest over its nuclear programme.
Telegraph 26th August 2006
URENCO, the uranium enricher that is one-third-owned by British Nuclear Fuels (BNFL), has increased its forward order book by €5 billion (£2.6 billion) in the past year, even before an expected surge in global demand for nuclear power. The surge in orders is expected substantially to increase the value of the company — which has facilities near Manchester and in Holland and Germany — at a time when BNFL is looking to sell its stake.
Times 26th August 2006