Iran refuses unlimited suspension of uranium enrichment
TEHRAN (AFP) Sep 14, 2004
Iran refuses to accept an unlimited suspension of uranium enrichment and will not not stop the manufacture of centrifuges, one of the Islamic republic's top nuclear officials was quoted as saying Tuesday.
"We will not accept any bargaining for an unlimited suspension" of enriching uranium, said Hossein Mousavian, the head of the Iranian delegation to a meeting in Vienna of the UN nuclear watchdog.
"Iran will not accept committing itself to a new suspension of the manufacture of parts" for centrifuges used for enrichment, he was quoted as saying by the Iranian student news agency ISNA.
"Iran will not accept having to make new commitments that extend the scope of the suspension of uranium enrichment," he said.All rights reserved. © 2005 Agence France-Presse. Sections of the information displayed on this page (dispatches, photographs, logos) are protected by intellectual property rights owned by Agence France-Presse. As a consequence, you may not copy, reproduce, modify, transmit, publish, display or in any way commercially exploit any of the content of this section without the prior written consent of Agence France-Presse.