Iran sees Turkish, Brazil nuclear ideas as positive

Nov 30, -0001
TEHRAN: Iran can work with proposals put forward by Turkey and Brazil to try to revive a stalled U.N.-backed nuclear fuel swap deal, a senior official said in remarks published on Saturday.

"New formulas have been raised about the exchange of fuel ... I think we can arrive at practical agreements on these formulas," the Iran daily quoted Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast as saying. He did not give details.

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad earlier this week agreed "in principle" to Brazilian mediation on the proposed fuel swap exchange with world powers, aimed at allaying Western suspicions over Tehran's atomic ambitions.

The West fears Iran is seeking to develop nuclear bombs. Iran, the world's fifth-largest crude exporter, says it only aims to generate electricity and has repeatedly refused to bow to international demands to halt sensitive atom work.







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