Iran law pushes goal of nuclear weapons forward Holly Manges Jones at 11:02 AM ET
[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.
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