[JURIST] Iran's Guardian Council [Wikipedia backgrounder] approved a law Saturday that calls on the government to develop nuclear technology to enrich uranium, which could be used to create atomic weapons. The Iranian Parliament [official website] passed the bill earlier this month [JURIST report], which then went to the council for approval. The European Union has threatened to take Iran to the UN Security Council [official website] for not freezing its nuclear development, while Tehran refuses to give up enrichment activities but guarantees its program will not be used to build weapons. AP has more.
[JURIST] French territories cast their votes on the EU constitution [text] Saturday with the "No" campaign leading in the polls. One survey on Friday indicated a narrowing of the majority's lead in opposing the charter, offering hope to President Jacques Chirac [official website in French] who has been leading the "Yes" campaign [JURIST report]. Another survey, however, showed an increase in "No" supporters. The French territories voting on Saturday are French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, and Saint-Pierre and Miquelon. Mainland France will vote Sunday. In the meantime, opposition in the Netherlands remains strong [JURIST report] in advance of its own EU constitutional referendum on Wednesday. Reuters has more.
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