aimed at securing guarantees the Islamic republic will not acquire nuclear weapons. Quoted by the state news agency IRNA, top diplomat and negotiator Hossein Moussavian complained that Britain, France and Germany had so far "not shown any seriousness" and that Iran was "seriously doubting their capacity" to strike a deal.
Iran's top nuclear official Hassan Rowhani warned Saturday that his country would never agree to a permanent halt on enriching uranium.
Speaking in a Friday prayer sermon, top cleric and powerful ex-president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani warned the European Union,
the United States and the UN's atomic watchdog that they were
facing "trouble" for pressuring Iran to abandon fuel cycle work.
shape Iraq's transitional government and said such actions needed to stop. Spokesman Scott McClellan did not detail how that influence was being exerted. "We have had increasing concerns about Iran trying to influence the shape of the transitional government," he said. "This must be an Iraqi process free from outside interference, especially from those
in the neighborhood."