Iran will independently enrich uranium if third party not found

Iran will independently

Iran intends to independently enrich the uranium in its nuclear reactor used for research if it fails to succeed in reaching a deal with a third party, a spokesman for the state Atomic Energy Agency said on Saturday. In an interview Wednesday with the state-run Islamic Republic News Agency, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was quoted as saying that "there have been some proposals by individual countries and groups of countries. We are ready to hold talks with anyone interested. Our experts will soon start talks with those sellers," according to a Reuters account of the interview.