Iran rejects reported US demands prior to talks

Tehran's atomic energy chief says Iran won't close Fordow bunker, halt enrichment as US is expected to demand.

By JPOST.COM STAFF, REUTERS
April 8, 2012 19:16
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Ahmadinejad at nuclear ceremony in Tehran

Ahmadinejad at nuclear ceremony in Tehran 390 (R). (photo credit: REUTERS)

Iran on Sunday said that it will not close its underground uranium enrichment facility at Fordow near the city of Qom, nor will it stop enriching uranium to 20 percent if world powers demand these concessions at talks on Tehran's nuclear standoff with the West scheduled to resume this week, AFP reported.

Getting Iran to suspend high-level uranium enrichment and close the bunker at Fordow are "near-term priorities" for the United States and its allies, a senior US official said on Sunday, confirming an


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