Ali Larijani, Speaker of Iran's parliament.
(photo credit: AP)
Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani warned on Saturday that Iran would not abide by the agreement to send much of its enriched uranium to Turkey for further enrichment, if the G5+1 powers negotiating with Iran over its nuclear program do not approve it in its entirety.
If the powers: the US, UK, France, Russia and China seek to lay any further conditions on Iran beyond those negotiated with Brazil and Turkey, Larijani said, Teheran would withdraw from the deal.
"It will not be compatible with the Teheran Declaration if they have extra demands and pursue deception," he was quoted as saying by Australia’s Herald Sun
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Deputy Parliament Speaker Mohammad Reza Bahonar said earlier on Saturday, Iran would abandon the fuel deal if the UN Security Council approves the fourth round of sanctions against Iran currently under consideration.
Meanwhile Staurday, French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner, on a visit to Istanbul, praised Turkey and Brazil for helping to "clarify" the situation on the Iranian nuclear issue, by negotiating the uranium exchange deal.
Speaking at a press conference following a meeting with his Turkish counterpart, Kouchner said, however, the agreement was only "a partial answer" to the demands put to Iran by the International Atomic Energy Agency.
"Does this prevent the Security Council resolution, I don't think so. Does it speed it up? Maybe. But I am sure of one thing, it clarifies things a little," he said.
Earlier Saturday, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's
announced he had written to the leaders of
26 countries, including all permanent and
non-permanent members of the UN Security Council,
seeking their support for the deal.
Iran will submit an official
letter to the IAEA on Monday morning conveying its acceptance of the uranium
enrichment deal brokered by Turkey and Iran
, state-run news agency
IRNA reported on Friday, citing a statement by the country's National
Hilary Leila Krieger and E.B. Solomont
contributed to this report.
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