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JudyInTheHeartland Donating Member (130 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-29-09 10:58 PM
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Iran Rejects Deal to Ship Out Uranium, Officials Report
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Source: NY Times

WASHINGTON Iran told the United Nations nuclear watchdog on Thursday that it would not accept a plan its negotiators agreed to last week to send its stockpile of uranium out of the country, according to diplomats in Europe and American officials briefed on Irans response.

The apparent rejection of the deal could unwind President Obamas effort to buy time to resolve the nuclear standoff.

In public, neither the Iranians nor the watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency, revealed the details of Irans objections, which came only hours after Irans president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, insisted that we are ready to cooperate with the West.

But the European and American officials said that Iranian officials had refused to go along with the central feature of the draft agreement reached on Oct. 21 in Vienna: a provision that would have required the country to send about three-quarters of its current known stockpile of low-enriched uranium to Russia to be processed and returned for use in a reactor in Tehran used to make medical isotopes.

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  -Iran Rejects Deal to Ship Out Uranium, Officials Report JudyInTheHeartland  Oct-29-09 10:58 PM   #0 
  - surpise surprise surprise .nt  excess_3   Oct-29-09 11:02 PM   #1 
  - of course not.  Ed76638   Oct-29-09 11:23 PM   #2 
  - So the question is... would the US have accepted this provision for themselves?  Chulanowa   Oct-30-09 12:24 AM   #3 
  - Translated, "Please Israel, we REALLY want glow-in-the-dark powers."  DRoseDARs   Oct-30-09 01:25 AM   #4 
  - Ahhh, the North Korea tactic. Agree, renounce agreement, test fire, hold talks, agree, renounce...  pampango   Oct-30-09 04:46 AM   #5 
  - They want to get fuel rods sent to Iran coincident with sending low enriched uranium out  FarCenter   Oct-30-09 09:40 AM   #6 
  - Really? You take the Iranian leadership at face value?  JudyInTheHeartland   Oct-30-09 10:12 AM   #8 
     - I don't take either the Iranian or US leadership at face value  FarCenter   Oct-30-09 11:16 AM   #11 
  - and the centrifuges spin on  AngryAmish   Oct-30-09 10:09 AM   #7 
  - BBC Oct 29: Iran leader welcomes nuclear plan vs. NYT: Iran 'rejects deal'  seafan   Oct-30-09 10:20 AM   #9 
     - A joke indeed.  ronnie624   Oct-30-09 11:12 AM   #10 

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