May 22, 2010
Iran intends to go ahead with a deal reached with Turkey and Brazil for a nuclear fuel swap despite a new sanctions resolution against Tehran pending at the United Nations, an Iranian parliamentarian said today.
“Iran is committed to the vows that it made and wants to make them operational and will submit its letter to International Atomic Energy Agency,” Alaeddin Boroujerdi, head of parliament’s Foreign Affairs and National Security Committee, was quoted as saying by semi-official news agency ISNA.
“The Americans’ propaganda will not have any effect on Iran’s decision … We advise those countries who want to issue this resolution against Iran not to be manipulated by America.”
Iran’s official news agency IRNA said yesterday that Iran will hand an official letter to the IAEA’s chief on Monday with details of the fuel swap agreement with Brazil and Turkey.