Iran: Uranium needed to power hospitals

Iran needs uranium for h

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November 22, 2009 09:26
Inspectors return from Iran 248.88

Inspectors return from Iran 248.88. (photo credit: AP)

 
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A top Iranian diplomat has said his nation needs enriched uranium to power some 200 hospitals and insisted "guarantees" were needed before they could consider a storage deal with Turkey. Ali Asghar Soltanieh, chief Iranian delegate to the International Atomic Energy Agency, said in an interview with Der Spiegel released Saturday that Iran desperately needed more uranium to produce isotopes for medical purposes. Soltanieh was also quoted as saying Teheran would not allow Turkey to temporarily store its enriched uranium unless there were guarantees it would receive fuel in exchange. His comments come a day after representatives of six world powers urged Iran to accept a UN plan aimed at delaying its ability to build a nuclear weapon.

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