Tags: ML | Iran | Nuclear

Iran Says Nuclear Fuel Swap Remains an Option

Wednesday, 10 Feb 2010 07:12 AM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

A top Iranian official says a nuclear fuel swap with the West proposed under a U.N.-drafted plan remains an option.

The late Tuesday comment by Ali Akbar Salehi, Iran's nuclear chief and a vice president, came hours after Iran began enriching uranium to about 20 percent over objections from the U.S. and its allies who fear the process could be used to make nuclear weapons.

On Wednesday, Salehi was quoted by state TV as saying the enriching process was "moving forward smoothly."

Under the U.N. plan, Iran would send its stockpiled, low-enriched uranium abroad for processing into fuel rods to power a research reactor thus denying Iran the ability to enrich those stocks to higher levels needed for making warheads.

© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Scott Brown, Jeanne Shaheen Locked in NH Senate Duel

Friday, 24 Oct 2014 10:53 AM

The fiery, often bitter New Hampshire race for the Senate between incumbent Democrat Jeanne Shaheen and Republican Scott . . .

Canada PM Hid in a Closet During Parliament Shooting

Friday, 24 Oct 2014 10:29 AM

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper was shoved into a closet when a gunmen stormed parliament, local newspapers said  . . .

Putin: US Blackmails the World, Weakens it

Friday, 24 Oct 2014 10:04 AM

The U.S is behaving like "Big Brother" and blackmailing world leaders, while making imbalances in global relations worse . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved