Iran says it has not yet replied to ura­nium plan, ready for fur­ther talks

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - World -

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.

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