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Iran to consider Swiss proposal for fuel production: Report

New York, Nov 18, IRNA - Dow Jones Business Newswires said on Sunday Iran is to discuss with Arab nations a plan to enrich uranium outside the region in a neutral country such as Switzerland.

The Persian Gulf Cooperation Council (PGCC) recently proposed setting up a consortium to provide nuclear fuel to Iran and others.

Iran says its right to pursue a civilian nuclear program is not up for negotiation.

Dow Jones said that Iran's decision comes after moves by Swiss President Micheline Calmy-Rey to facilitate talks between Iran and the US.

She said Switzerland recognized Iran's right to use nuclear technology for peaceful purposes.

"We will be talking with our Arab friends," Ahmadinejad told Dow Jones on the sidelines of the OPEC summit in Riyadh.

The plan suggested by the six members of the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council foresees the creation of a multinational consortium to provide enriched uranium to power plants in Iran.

Nuclear fuel would be supplied to Iran and other Middle East states looking to build their own nuclear power programs.

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