October 13, 2009

Tehran to ensure nuclear fuel supply if deals fail

Latest Update: Saturday10/10/2009October, 2009, 11:35 PM Doha Time

Iran said yesterday it will enrich uranium, the most controversial part of its atomic programme, to the 20% purity required for a research reactor in Tehran if third-party deals fail. Ali Shirzadian, spokesman of the Iran Atomic Energy Organisation, said the UN atomic watchdog would be responsible if any third-party deal to process high grade uranium broke down. He also expressed hope the US would not “disturb” any such deal.

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