Report: Obama mulling compromise on Iranian nuclear program
LAST UPDATED: 04/28/2012 10:11
The Obama administration is hinting that it would be open to making concessions over Iran's nuclear program so long as the country agrees to numerous safeguards, the LA Times reported Friday.
According to the report, US government officials have been hinting that in upcoming P5+1 (United States, France, Germany, Britain, China and Russia) talks, Obama may allow Iran to continue to enrich uranium up to 5 percent purity- the upper end range for civilian purposes- in exchange for Tehran agreeing to unrestricted inspections, strict oversight of the nuclear program and numerous other safeguards long demanded by the IAEA, the UN's nuclear watchdog.
The idea of allowing Tehran to continue to enrich uranium is contentious considering that even at 5% enrichment, Iranian scientists might still be able to gain the knowledge and experience to someday build a bomb, the report stated.
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