US pushes Russian nuclear fuel center as answer to Iranian threat
The Bush administration hopes to send a pact on civilian nuclear cooperation with Russia to Congress in the next month, but a congressional aide said on Tuesday that resistance would be strong over the deal.


The nuclear deal with Russia could help solve the Iranian nuclear threat issue by clearing the way for cooperation with Russia's offer to host an international uranium enrichment center, that would supply nuclear fuel to countries like Iran. The center could discourage Iran and other countries from developing nuclear fuel cycle facilities that could be used for covert weapons programs. (Reuters)