Iran avviser tilbudet om å få anriket uran fra Russland, for å slippe mistanken om at det utvikler atomvåpen. Det gjorde en iransk diplomat klart da han møtte EU-3 i Wien sist uke.
Iranian delegate Mohammad Mehdi Akhonzadeh said his side urged the EU3 to «act on the proposition that enrichment will be conducted inside» the Islamic republic. Any other option, he said, was «unacceptable» and «an insult» to Iranian sovereignty.
An EU diplomat, indicating the idea was all but dead, said after the talks that Tehran had again dismissed the Russian compromise plan.
Russia is already building Iran’s first nuclear power plant at Bushehr in southern Iran, a lucrative $1 billion business.
The United States fears that weapons grade plutonium could be extracted from the Bushehr reactor once it goes on line. (reuters)