Saturday, February 04, 2006

Iran: Moscow Enrichment Proposal Dead

A senior Iranian official said Saturday that a proposal by Moscow to enrich Iranian uranium in Russia is dead following the U.N. nuclear agency's decision to report Iran to the Security Council.

Javad Vaeidi, deputy head of the powerful National Security Council, said there was no "adequate reason to pursue the Russian plan.''

"Commercial scale uranium enrichment will be resumed in Natanz (Iran) in accordance with the law passed by the parliament,'' Vaeidi told state television in a telephone interview from Vienna, Austria.