Iran to produce 20-percent fuel if West violates commitments: FM
Iran will choose its final option to produce 20 percent-enriched
fuel if the West does not live up to its legal commitments, said Iranian Foreign
Minister Manouchehr Mottaki.
"Iran will choose its final option to produce 20 percent-enriched fuel if the
West does not live up to its legal commitments and refuses to accept the two
choices discussed for Tehran research reactor fuel," he said a press conference
View of the Control Room of Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant in Southern Iran
Iran says its nuclear program is strictly for peaceful purposes
The two options included exchange of Iran's 3.5 percent domestically enriched
uranium for 20 percent fuel enriched by the supplying countries or purchase of
the fuel for Tehran's nuclear research reactor.
Also regarding the West's threats to impose new sanctions against Iran over its
nuclear program, Mottaki said, "the West's hasty measure on Tehran's research
reactor fuel, which is used for medical purposes, showed that it decides
politically despite all of its commitments on human issues."
He also referred to the remarks of French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner on
Iran's peaceful nuclear program and said, "French officials should not repeat
rhetoric and actions of the US and Britain which have failed over past years."
Elsewhere, he referred to the issue of Lebanon and Israel and said, "today,
regional nations have found out how to resist against Zionist regime's crimes
and overcome it."
Asked about conflicts in Yemen, Mottaki said "what is taking place in Yemen is a
domestic issue and we should not interfere in it, Islamic Republic of Iran
supports Yemen's national solidarity and territorial integrity."
He continued, "problems of the country can be resolved only through talks."
Meanwhile, Mottaki turned to Iran-Lebanon relations and called for fostering
all-out relations between the two countries and activating joint economic
... Payvand News - 12/22/09 ... --