West better to acknowledge Iran's goodwill on fuel swap deal

08:43, May 27, 2010      

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Rapporteur of Iran's Parliament National Security and Foreign Policy Commission, Kazem Jalali, said Wednesday that the Western states should appreciate Iran's goodwill on fuel swap deal, the official IRNA news agency reported.

The western states should understand that the doors to negotiations will not be open forever if they fail to appreciate Iranian goodwill, Jalali was quoted as saying.

The trilateral Tehran declaration has brought a golden opportunity for developing cooperation between Iran and the Vienna Group, including the U.S., Russia, France and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), he told IRNA.

Iran, Turkey and Brazil signed an agreement earlier this month in Tehran under which the Iranian low enriched uranium would be shipped to Turkey in exchange for the 20 percent uranium fuel needed for Iran's Tehran reactor.

Iran announced later that its uranium enrichment program will be continued within the country.

The U.S. and other Western countries have been accusing Iran of trying to develop nuclear weapons, a charge denied by Iran.

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:张茜)

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