Iran to ship low enriched uranium to Turkey, president calls for fresh talks

17:00, May 17, 2010      

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Iran signed here a nuclear fuel swap agreement with Turkey and Brazil on Monday.

According to the agreement, the Tehran government has agreed to a draft proposal whereby Iran will send some 1,200 kg of its 3.5 percent enriched uranium over to Turkey in exchange for a total of 120 kg 20 percent uranium needed for a medical research reactor, Press TV reported.

The new agreement was reached at the tripartite meeting of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Iran's nuclear program in Tehran on Monday.

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will receive a letter on Monday's nuclear swap deal agreement within a week, Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast told reporters.

According to Press TV, the swap will take place nearly a month after receiving official approval from the Vienna Group engaged in the swap deal, which consists of representatives from Iran, France, Russia, the United States and the IAEA.

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