Iran says it has not yet replied to uranium plan, ready for further talks
TEHRAN, IRAN — Iran has not yet given its answer to a U.N.-backed uranium plan and has only expressed its “positive attitude” and willingness to hold talks on the proposal, the state news agency IRNA reported on Friday.
Iran sent a message to the UN nuclear watchdog agency about the plan on Thursday, and while details have not been made public, European officials expressed frustration that Tehran was stalling over the proposal.
Under the plan, Iran would ship most of its lowenriched uranium abroad for further enrichment to produce fuel for a Tehran research reactor.
An unidentified Iranian official told IRNA that the message “did not contain a reply” to the plan. The official says Iran will give its “viewpoint” on the plan in further talks.