Sunday, October 13, 2013

Iran Will Not Ship Out 20% Uranium - Official

Iran today rejected one of P5+1’s demands to ship its current inventory of 20-percent enriched uranium out of the country, but signaled flexibility on other aspects of its nuclear program ahead of a crucial meeting with the six major powers in Geneva on Tuesday.

“Of course we will negotiate regarding the form, amount, and various levels of enrichment, but the shipping of materials out of the country is our red line,” said Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi's, who is a member of the negotiating team in Geneva. (IRIB/Reuters, 13 October)
The latest proposal by the P5+1, made last year in Almaty, included the suspension of 20-percent enrichment, shipping most of the 20-percent stockpiles abroad and closure of Fordo enrichment unit where higher-grade enrichment is done. Iran has not yet formally responded to the proposal.

File photo: Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi (IRNA)


Mark Pyruz said...

It will be interesting o see if the U.S. diktat remains fixed on Iranian nuclear surrender of its NPT rights. If this happens, it will seriously weaken the Rouhani administration.

Anonymous said...

so what?

Rouhani hasn't any real power and expecting that having a new spokesperson for the theocracy will suffice to cause the world to ignore the reality of the situation is merely wishful thinking.

we all know that one may smile, and smile, and be a villain. Iran must demonstrate a change rather than paste a smile on the same old horseshit, fanboy.

Yossarian said...

Rouhani is screwed anyways. The IRI is being slowly strangled under sanctions, and is bankrupting itself in Syria. The U.S had Vietnam, the Soviets Afghanistan...The Islamic Republic gets Syria, and $4 billion a month.

Nader Uskowi said...

The Almaty proposal is not only signed by the U.S., but by the EU3, as well as Russia and China, the so-called friends of Iran. Right or wrong, that proposal is not the “diktat” of a single country. Rouhani was elected to come up with an answer to those difficult questions, including the Almaty proposal, and not just for his good manners.

Anonymous said...

It will be interesting to see if you ever leave the U.S. and live in the country you love - Iran.

Anonymous said...

Yossarian, you're spot on ! The reason the US has decided to give Assad till next year to disarm its chemical weapons while still helping the anti-Assad forces is to slowly but surely drain Iran's limited financial resources in conjunction with the grinding sanctions. The regime knows its come to a dead end.

Anonymous said...

Nader UskowiOctober 13, 2013 at 4:43 PM
"Friends of iran" is that supposed to be a joke mr uskowi?
The truth is that on the nuclear issue its purely between the us and iran,the chinese and russians went along with it to get whatever concessions they could get out of the west and the eu will do whatever the us tells it.If the west has nothing new to bring to the table then I for one remain pessimistic,sadly one gets the feeling that some in the west think that rouhani will be the one to capitulate to western demands and that this is less a negotiation than a surrender to western ultimatums,so let us hope that the west has some new proposals to put on the table rather than merely trotting out the same old unacceptable ones

Anonymous said...

AnonymousOctober 13, 2013 at 3:33 PM
The west must demonstrate a change rather than paste a smile on the same old horseshit, Mr malcontent.
As for the world,the last time I looked they supported irans nuclear rights

Anonymous said...

AnonymousOctober 13, 2013 at 5:10 PM
And why isnt a "patriot" like yourself not "fighting the good fight" in support of all things western over in Afghanistan?,or failing that hanging out on some right wing blog like strategypage posting your anti-iran vitriol there