Mottaki has a fit 311 187.
(photo credit: AP)
Iran's decision to halt talks with the world applies only to its nuclear program, and does not include a possible nuclear fuel deal, Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki was quoted as saying Tuesday.
The fruits of weakness
Mottaki went on to say that his country's uranium enrichment program is separate from a UN-drafted plan to swap its low-enriched uranium for higher-enriched uranium in the form of fuel rods, which Tehran needs for a medical research reactor.
"Negotiations about the fuel swap are
only about the fuel swap and negotiations with five-plus-one are about
the common points of the proposed packages... these two things are
separate," AFP quoted him as saying.
He said that the Iranian
response to a Brazilian- and
was "being prepared."
came the day after Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Teheran
would not hold talks with the West
over its disputed nuclear
program until late August to "punish" world powers for imposing tougher
economic sanctions, as hundreds protested outside the French embassy in
Teheran on Monday.
The UN Security Council approved a fourth
round of sanctions
against Iran earlier this month over Teheran's
refusal to halt uranium enrichment.