Iran says will continue 20 percent enrichment

TEHRAN Mon May 17, 2010 8:33am EDT

TEHRAN May 17 (Reuters) - Iran will continue its uranium enrichment activities, including production of 20 percent enriched uranium, even after signing a nuclear fuel swap deal with Turkey and Brazil on Monday, a senior official told Reuters.

"There is no relation between the swap deal and our enrichment activities ... We will continue our 20 percent uranium enrichment work," said Ali Akbar Salehi, head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organisation.

(Reporting by Parisa Hafezi)

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Comments (37)
itengineer wrote:
Hopefully, someday, O will come to realize we have a little Hitler on our hands. “Good Guy” diplomacy is not working.

May 17, 2010 8:57am EDT  --  Report as abuse
mikemc1970 wrote:
I guess no one will do anything until Tel Aviv is a radioactive cinder.

May 17, 2010 8:58am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Surgarballs wrote:
Salehi to Obabma: you want to give up your nukes, just give them to us and save us the effort of maikng our own. Thanks.

May 17, 2010 9:01am EDT  --  Report as abuse
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