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A Russian proposal to enrich Iranian uranium in Russia will remain on the negotiating table only if Iran meets the demands of the UN's nuclear watchdog
A Russian proposal to enrich Iranian uranium in Russia will remain on the negotiating table only if Iran meets the demands of the UN's nuclear watchdog, a senior nuclear official said Monday. "Iran's adherence to the demands put forward by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is an essential condition for the establishment of a joint Russian-Iranian uranium enrichment venture," said Sergei Kiriyenko, the head of the Federal Agency for Nuclear Power. "Our proposal remains in force, but only as part of a comprehensive approach," Kiriyenko said, adding that Russia was doing everything possible to resolve the Iranian nuclear crisis. Kiriyenko's statement comes in the wake of Iran's recent announcement that the country was no longer considering the Russian initiative and intended to carry out large-scale uranium enrichment on its own soil. "The Russian proposal is not on the agenda any more," an Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman said Sunday. The IAEA decided last week to refer Iran's "nuclear file" to the UN Security Council, which has the power to impose sanctions on Tehran if it is found to be in breach of its international commitments. Russia's initiative was widely seen as a compromise in the crisis surrounding the Islamic Republic, which many in the West suspect of pursuing a covert nuclear weapons program, a claim that Tehran has consistently rejected. Enriched uranium is needed for both civilian nuclear energy programs, which Iran says it is pursuing, and for an atomic bomb.
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