Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Iran to send delegation to Russia for enrichment talks

Iran has officially notified Russia of plans to send a delegation to Moscow on Monday for talks on Russia's uranium enrichment offer, the Interfax news agency reported on Wednesday.

"Iran has sent a letter officially notifying us of the Feb. 20 visit. Russia has received it," said Vyacheslav Moshkalo, an official of the Russian Embassy in Tehran. READ MORE

A day earlier, Tehran said it delayed the talks, originally scheduled to begin Thursday in Moscow, until Monday.

The talks will focus on Moscow's proposal to enrich uranium for Iran on Russian territory. However, there has been no confirmation from the Russian Foreign Ministry so far.

Western countries have backed the compromise plan, saying it could help allay concerns about Iran potentially producing weapons-grade nuclear material.