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stevedeshazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-17-10 03:42 AM
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Iran agrees to exchange of nuclear material
Source: Los Angeles Times

In what could be a stunning breakthrough in the years-long diplomatic deadlock over Iran's nuclear program, Tehran has agreed to send the bulk of its nuclear material to Turkey as part of an exchange meant to ease international concerns about the Islamic Republic's aims and provide fuel for an ailing medical reactor, the spokesman for Iran's foreign ministry told state television Monday morning.

Iranian foreign ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast told state television that a letter describing the deal would be sent to the Vienna-based International Atomic Energy Agency within a week.

"After a final agreement is signed between Iran and the Vienna group, our fuel will be shipped to Turkey under the supervision of Iran and the IAEA," he told journalists on the sidelines of a conference of developing nations. "Then we will dispatch 1,200 kilograms <2,640 pounds> of 3.5% enriched uranium to Turkey to be exchanged for 120 kilograms <264 pounds> of 20% enriched uranium from the Vienna group."


Read more: http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-ira...



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Chulanowa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-17-10 07:48 AM
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1. Terrible news for many DU'ers
This makes it much harder for them to justify their hope for carpetbombing of Iran.
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troubledamerican Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-17-10 11:07 PM
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4. Sickens me to see so few recs on this. You may be right about DUers.
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scarletwoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-17-10 11:18 PM
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5. I'm happy to rec this.
Here's my post on the subject in GD: http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

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Chulanowa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-18-10 06:42 AM
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6. So long as Muslims do the dyin', DU won't see no cryin'
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Soylent Brice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-17-10 08:33 AM
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2. K&R
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Peace Patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-17-10 08:43 AM
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3. An incredible feat of diplomacy, with important implications for Latin America!
Here are some of my thoughts on the latter.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

Brazil's president, Lula da Silva, was a key player in this end-run around U.S. warmongering but he had Latin America's new leftist leadership behind him as part of an overall accord in Latin America on many issues, including opposition to many U.S./corporate/war profiteer policies. This diplomatic coup is something of a declaration of independence by Latin America.
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Crop Circle Donating Member (37 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-18-10 07:11 AM
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7. So how will the US sabatoge this deal? n/t
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