Iran wants the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to establish a committee to review an UN-drafted deal aimed at easing international tension over Tehran’s atomic activities, its foreign minister said today.
Under a US-backed plan, Iran would send most of its low-enriched uranium (LEU) abroad for further processing to turn it into more refined fuel for a Tehran research reactor.
The plan aims to reduce Iran’s LEU stockpile in order to prevent the material from being turned into highly enriched uranium needed for a nuclear bomb.
“Two days ago, we passed our views and observations to the IAEA, so it is very much possible to establish a technical commission to review and reconsider all these issues,” Manouchehr Mottaki told reporters at a meeting of foreign ministers from eight developing countries.
Mottaki, speaking through a translator, said Iran would “continue enrichment” for its nuclear needs.