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Iran offers proposals to ease nuke stand-off

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The EU’s foreign policy chief Javier Solana has said he believes Iran intends to fully cooperate with UN’s nuclear watchdog over its atomic programme.

Speaking in Geneva, where talks with Tehran had been taking place with six major powers, Solana also said Iran had agreed in principle to have its atomic fuel enriched by a third party. “It was agreed in principle that the low enriched uranium produced in Iran would be transported to a third country for further enrichment and fabrication into fuel for the Tehran research reactor, which as you know produces isotopes for medical application”. Solana also said Iran and the five permanent members of the Security Council plus Germany would hold further talks later this month. They are expected to focus, among other things, on Iran’s recently-declared second uranium enrichment facility, near the city of Qom.