18 December 2012, 14:21

Iran to continue high-grade uranium enrichment

Iran to continue high-grade uranium enrichment

Iran will not stop enriching uranium to a higher grade of 20%, Tehran’s nuclear top official said Tuesday.

“The Islamic Republic of Iran will not suspend 20 percent uranium enrichment because of the demands of others,” Iran's nuclear chief Fereydoun Abbasi-Davani said.

Voice of Russia, RIA

Iran talks can occur soon - media

The Big Six mediators (five UN Security Council members plus Germany) have agreed on proposals for possible new talks with Iran, the Washington Post wrote Saturday.

A new package of inducements will be offered to Iran if it agrees to freeze key parts of its nuclear program, said US and European officials.

The Big Six believes that this time Iran could concede and the talks would occur next week already.

IAEA looks to agreement with Iran in January

The IAEA hopes that it may reach an agreement with Iran as early as next month.

This is reported by the France Presse news agency with reference to the IAEA Deputy Director Herman Nackaerts.

According to him, the parties to the talks have agreed to hold a meeting on January 16th, when they hope they will be able to decide on common approaches to thrashing out the differences and to subsequently starting to implement the agreements.

On Thursday Tehran saw another round of talks between Iranian and IAEA officials. The IAEA inspectors are pressing for access to Iran’s Parchin military facility, which, they suspect, has been a nuclear test site.

Voice of Russia, Interfax, RIA

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