Iran says it's ready to negotiate on enrichment

Iran said Tuesday it is willing to negotiate with world powers on the large-scale enrichment of uranium but will never give way on their key demand - to cease all enrichment, a process that can produce fuel for nuclear reactors or material for bombs. The UN Security Council has demanded that Iran suspend all enrichment of uranium and last week asked the UN nuclear agency to report back in 30 days on whether Iran had complied. However, Mottaki maintained Iran's line that it would not comply with the Security Council demand, saying the small-scale enrichment it began in February was strictly for research and was within its rights.