U.S. urges sanctions against Iran. . . 24
The United States on May 15 called for tough action against Iran after reports that international inspectors have concluded Tehran has made major technical strides in recent days toward processing nuclear fuel — material that can power a reactor or an atomic bomb. State Department spokesman Tom Casey said the Bush administration is prepared to press for a new round of U.N. sanctions if Iran defies resolutions calling on it to halt the enrichment of uranium.