Monday, March 27, 2006

Iran could continue nuclear talks with Russia - Ambassador

RIA Novosti:
Iran may continue talks with Moscow on a joint uranium-enrichment venture for its controversial nuclear program, the country's ambassador to Moscow said Monday. READ MORE

"There is no doubt that continued talks and consultations with Russia are possible," Gholamreza Ansari said, adding that no date had yet been set and that the talks could resume whenever necessary.

Russia's initiative to produce enriched uranium - a vital component in nuclear weapons - for Iran's civilian nuclear reactors is seen as a compromise in the ongoing international dispute over the country's nuclear program.

Tehran, which has repeatedly denied Western accusations that it plans to build nuclear weapons and insisted on its right to develop civilian nuclear technology at recently reopened nuclear research centers, has demanded amendments to the Russian uranium enrichment proposal.