Iran’s Rowhani Rules Out Halt to Uranium Enrichment


iran-hassan-rowhaniHassan Rowhani, Iran’s president-elect, this week ruled out a halt to Iran’s controversial uranium enrichment program. He also said the U.S. must recognize Iran’s nuclear rights if it wanted to hold nuclear talks.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Tuesday that Iran has confirmed that it is ready to halt production of uranium enriched to 20%. “The international community should respond appropriately to the constructive moves by the Iranian side, including step-by-step halting and cancellation of sanctions,” Lavrov said.

Any halt in 20% enrichment would not necessarily mean any drawdown in enrichment capabilities; the labs could concentrate on producing more lower-grade enriched uranium.

{Andy Newscenter}


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