Iran has raised new concerns over a deal with EU members to freeze its uranium enrichment activities, as officials at the U.N. nuclear agency prepare to issue a ruling on Tehran's nuclear activities.
Iranian Foreign Minister Kamal Kharrazi Saturday insisted the latest agreement with the Europeans does not prohibit the use of centrifuges -- key equipment that can be used in the production of both nuclear power and atomic weapons.
But European diplomats want a full freeze on enrichment activities, including the use of centrifuges. And they're trying to finalize the deal before Monday's resumption of International Atomic Energy Agency deliberations on the issue.
Officials at the U.N. agency could refer Iran to the U.N. Security Council for possible sanctions if there is no resolution in the matter.