Russia expects Iran to hand over uranium swap proposals: FM

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Russia expects Iran to send uranium fuel exchange proposals to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) soon, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Thursday.

Lavrov also hoped consensus could be reached on the resolution of the U.N. Security Council imposing sanctions on Iran, the Interfax news agency reported.

Russia's top diplomat also said that discussions at the U.N. Security Council should not hamper talks with Iran on fuel exchange.

The Iran Six (France, Britain, Germany, the United States, Russia and China) began discussing on April 19 the text of a draft resolution to impose sanctions on Iran, which the United States and other Western countries suspect of developing nuclear weapons under the guise of a civilian nuclear energy program.

Iranian, Brazilian, and Turkish foreign ministers signed an agreement on the exchange of low-enriched uranium to fuel Iran's scientific research reactor on Tuesday.

Source: Xinhua


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