WASHINGTON, Oct 23 (Reuters) - The United States is still awaiting Iran's formal response to a U.N.-drafted plan for it to cut a stockpile of nuclear fuel that the West fears could be used for weapons, a U.S. official said on Friday.
The official, speaking on condition that he not be identified, said Washington did not regard an Iranian state television report suggesting that Tehran would not endorse the deal as Tehran's official response to the plan, seen as one way to buy time for broader talks on Iran's nuclear program.
Tehran faces a Friday deadline to respond to the proposal put forward by the International Atomic Energy Agency and approved by the other parties -- the United States, Russia and France. (Reporting by Andrew Quinn; editing by Eric Beech)
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