Thursday, February 16, 2012

Iran's president says he's willing to resume talks over nuclear program

(CNN) -- Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is offering to resume talks over his country's nuclear program as soon as possible, according to a letter he sent to the European Union.

CNN obtained a copy of the letter as Iran announced new steps in its nuclear program.

Iran flaunted a new generation of centrifuges and mastery of the nuclear fuel cycle Wednesday as Ahmadinejad, clad in a white lab coat, was on hand to load domestically made fuel rods into the core of a Tehran reactor.

Also announced was an intent to start production of yellowcake, a chemically treated form of uranium ore used for making enriched uranium. Read More