Leaves Door Open for Compromise
Fereydoon Abbasi, the director of Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, said in Tehran today that the demands by the West as reported by the New York Times for closing and dismantling of Fordo underground uranium enrichment facility and halting the production of 20-percent nuclear fuel do not have any rationale, but left the door open for compromise.
"We do not see any rationale for such a request from the P5+1," Abbasi said. “(But) if they do not threaten us and guarantee that no aggression will occur, then there would be no need for countries to build facilities underground. They (US and EU) should change their behavior and language," he added [ISNA, 8 April].