VIENNA — The US, Russia and France say that Iran's
project to enrich uranium to a higher degree is raising fresh concerns
about its nuclear intentions.
Their joint statement is critical
of Teheran's decision to enrich to the 20-percent level, saying it
represents "a further step toward a capability to produce highly
The confidential joint statement was shared Tuesday with The Associated Press.
Uranium enriched up to 90 percent is used to
arm nuclear warheads. Iran says its enrichment program is peaceful, but
the international community fears it is a cover for plans to develop