Iranian lawmaker: P5+1 must recognize Iran's right to enrichment

October 26, 2013 18:41

World powers must recognize Iran's right to 20% uranium enrichment within the country, Deputy of National Security and Foreign Policy Commission of the Iranian parliament Mansour Haqiqatpour told the country's official IRNA news agency Saturday.

According to the lawmaker, the Islamic Republic enriches uranium at the 20% level for medical purposes and to fuel Tehran's research reactor.

Haqiqatpour told IRNA that the enrichment process manufactured medicines needed by some 850,000 Iranian patients.

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