July 29, 2010
ANKARA ‚ÄĒ Iran pledged to halt enriching uranium if world powers agree to a nuclear fuel swap deal it signed with Turkey and Brazil, a newspaper on Thursday quoted Turkey’s foreign minister as saying.
The assurance came after Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki held talks with his Turkish and Brazilian counterparts Ahmet Davutoglu and Celso Amorim on Sunday in Istanbul, Milliyet newspaper reported on its website.
The UN Security Council has imposed four rounds of sanctions against Iran demanding that it halt its uranium enrichment programme. Western powers say Iran is hiding efforts to build a nuclear bomb.
Iran, which insists its atomic programme is peaceful, stepped up its uranium enrichment to 20 percent in February to make fuel for an ageing research reactor in Tehran.
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