By Mike Townsley

Money, money, money ... it makes the world go around. Iran yesterday issued a new bank note emblazoned with the standard nuclear insignia of electrons whizzing around an atomic nucleus, like New York diplomats orbiting the UN Security Council.

While the diplomats seek to increase sanctions in a bid to force financial hardship on Tehran and enhance domestic opposition to Iran's uranium enrichment plans, Russian nuclear scientists are evacuating Bushehr because the cash strapped country has failed for two months to meet payments for the country's first nuclear power station.

It had been expected that nuclear fuel would be supplied by Russia this month for the Bushehr nuclear power station, however, according to Atomstroiexport, no money, no nuclear fuel.

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