Source: Mehr News Agency, Tehran
The United States and other nations are offering to help Iran purchase medical isotopes on the international market, U.S. officials said on Tuesday.
The offer, officials said, is meant to persuade
Iran to halt its push to produce fuel for a medical research reactor, the
Washington Post reported.
Iran on Tuesday started work to enrich nuclear fuel to a 20 percent to operate the reactor that produces medical isotopes. Iran needs medical isotopes for an estimated 850,000 patients.
The move came after the International Atomic Energy Agency and the West failed to provide nuclear fuel to Iran's medical reactor.
"Rather than operate a reactor, this would be a more cost-effective and efficient approach," one U.S. official said, speaking on the condition of anonymity.
US Iran enrichment plan risks cancer patients - VIENNA - A senior U.S. envoy accused Tehran's leadership Wednesday of hypocrisy for opting to pursue "ever more dangerous nuclear technology" instead of accepting an international plan meant to assure the supply of medical isotopes to Iranian cancer patients.
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