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Iranian Lawmakers Reject Nuclear Deal

By VOA News

Senior Iranian lawmakers have rejected a U.N.-backed uranium enrichment deal designed to ease concerns about Iran's nuclear program.

The head of the parliament's national security committee, Alaeddin Boroujerdi, told state media Saturday the committee is opposed to the plan to have Iran ship its uranium abroad for further enrichment.

He added that there is no guarantee Iran would receive nuclear fuel in exchange, as the agreement stipulates.

Tehran is reported to have told the International Atomic Energy Agency that it wants nuclear fuel for its reactor before it will send enriched uranium overseas.

The IAEA proposal is aimed at preventing Iran from enriching uranium to the point that it can be used for nuclear weapons.

The proposal has already been agreed to by the other parties involved in the negotiations - the United States, Russia and France.

White House spokesman Robert Gibbs says U.S. President Barack Obama's time is not "unlimited" when it comes to nuclear talks with Iran.

Some information for this report was provided by AP and Reuters.

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