Iran welcomes Brazil mediation over nuclear issue

TEHERAN, Iran — Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has welcomed mediation by Brazil in a nuclear deal with the West.
The president's website said late Tuesday that Ahmadinejad "in principle" approves of Brazil having a role in reviving the UN-backed deal to exchange nuclear fuel for Iran's stock of enriched uranium.
The website said that Ahmadinejad spoke about it over the telephone with Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.
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