Happy Halloween from Iran! Nuke Negotiations Sandbagged

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Oh Ahmadinejad. A scamp you are!

Iran is now saying that'll they'll only give up their uranium of they get nuclear fuel from overseas, which basically undermines the whole thing the UN was driving at regarding the country's nuclear program. From the AP:

The condition undermines the basis of a U.N.-backed plan demanding Iran ship most of its uranium outside its borders to be further enriched in Russia and turned into fuel rods in France for use in a research reactor. That process could take up to a year.

The U.S. and its allies see the process as buying time to reach a compromise with Iran by depriving it of the amount of uranium needed to make a nuclear bomb. Western powers believe Iran is seeking nuclear arms, or at least the ability to produce them on short notice. Tehran says its uranium activities are aimed only at producing atomic energy.

The news agency IRNA also said, however, that Iran has not yet given its answer to the U.N.-backed proposal to ship most of its enriched uranium overseas and wants to hold further negotiations on the plan.

The agency quoted an unidentified official as saying an Iranian response to the Western offer Thursday "did not contain a reply" to the U.N.-backed plan but simply expressed Iran's "positive attitude" and willingness to hold talks on the proposal.


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