Iran says upcoming nuclear talks to be based on Tehran Declaration

09:05, August 16, 2010      

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A senior Iranian lawmaker said Sunday that future talks between Iran and the Vienna group over a possible uranium swap deal will be held based on the Tehran Declaration, the English language satellite Press TV reported.

"The Tehran Declaration will be the base for our forthcoming talks with the Vienna group," said Alaeddin Boroujerdi, head of Iran's Majlis (Parliament) National Security and Foreign Policy Commission.

In a tripartite meeting in Tehran on May 17, Iran signed an agreement with Turkey and Brazil, dubbed Tehran Declaration, to endorse a fuel swap deal, in which Iran agreed to ship most of its low enriched uranium to Turkey in exchange for the 20 percent uranium fuel needed for its Tehran research reactor.

"We are on threshold of negotiations... there is no other base for talks but the Tehran Declaration", Boroujerdi was quoted as saying.

The Vienna Group, comprising the United States, France, Russia and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), are involved in the nuclear fuel swap talks with Iran.

Source: Xinhua

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