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seafan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-30-09 10:20 AM
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9. BBC Oct 29: Iran leader welcomes nuclear plan vs. NYT: Iran 'rejects deal'
Iran leader welcomes nuclear plan

29 October 2009
08:56 GMT

An Iranian deal with the UN nuclear watchdog would ease tension

The president of Iran says his country is ready to co-operate with a proposal to enrich nuclear fuel abroad to ease tensions over its nuclear programme.

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad described the International Atomic Energy Agency proposal as a move from "confrontation to cooperation" by western powers.

Iran insists it is entitled to enrich uranium for fuel but the US and allies accuse it of seeking nuclear weapons.

Iran was reportedly intending to give an answer to the IAEA in Vienna today.

"We welcome fuel exchange, nuclear cooperation, building of power plants and reactors and we are ready to cooperate," Mr Ahmadinejad said in a televised speech in the city of Mashhad quoted by AFP news agency.

He also reiterated that Iran would not retreat on its rights for peaceful nuclear energy, adding that the provision of enriched fuel by the Western powers for research in Iran would be a chance to test the "honesty" of Iran's critics.

Correspondent in Tehran say the government is expected to accept the framework of the IAEA deal, but also demand changes to it.


Yet, David E. Sanger, Steven Erlanger and Robert F. Worth over at the NYT are shouting:

October 30, 2009

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.


Apparently, the Times disregards the fine details every chance they can.

Nothing but a joke.

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