Brazil, Turkey criticize countries rejecting nuclear deal with Iran

14:32, May 28, 2010      

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Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday criticized countries that reacted negatively to their nuclear fuel swap agreement with Iran.

After a meeting in Brasilia, Brazil's capital, the two leaders said that efforts for seeking peace were based on the demands made in October 2009 by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

During a joint press conference, Lula said that the Tehran Declaration was an opportunity that should not be wasted and acting in the opposite way would lead to "unacceptable risks to world peace."

He said that when negotiations were suspended last year, everyone said the problem was Iran's unwillingness to negotiate.

"If we have achieved what the IAEA has asked for, if the agreement is very close to the letter we received from the Security Council and from the agency, then why not accept it? It is necessary for them (the international community) to decide now what they want to achieve, peace or conflict?" he said.


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