Turkey offers to store uranium for Iran

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Turkey has said it would be willing to store enriched uranium for use in Iranian atomic power plants, to ease international concerns over Iran's nuclear program.

MOSCOW, November 14 (RIA Novosti) - Turkey has said it would be willing to store enriched uranium for use in Iranian atomic power plants, to ease international concerns over Iran's nuclear program.

Turkish Energy Minister Taner Yildiz said on Friday that no formal request from Iran has been received, but that if asked, Turkey "would not say no".

The issue was discussed on Thursday by International Atomic Energy Agency chief Mohamed ElBaradei and Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu.

Iran has so far rejected offers from nuclear powers Russia and France to store its low-enriched uranium, and is under international pressure to accept a compromise. The UN nuclear watchdog had suggested Turkey as a neutral country, which has built good relations with Iran in recent months.

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan met in Tehran last month.

 

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