Iran has reached an agreement with the European Union during talks on the nation’s nuclear programme. Tehran has announced that is suspending uranium enrichment activities for as long as talks with the EU continue. The negotiations are with ambassadors from Britain, Germany and France. Observers say the agreement should be enough to stop US moves to have the case referred to the UN Security Council for possible sanctions.
The latest news has been forwarded to the International Atomic Energy Agency, which is due to release a report on Iran within the next 24 hours. The EU had earlier said that a suspension would enable them to negotiate a package of incentives, in exchange for Iran’s commitment to give up any activities that could be used for nuclear arms. Tehran denies US accusations that its atomic energy programme is a cover for a weapons programme.