Iran defiant on enrichment ahead of possible nuclear talks




 
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Iran defiant on enrichment ahead of possible nuclear talks
 
December 18th, 2012  
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Iran defiant on enrichment ahead of possible nuclear talks
DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran will not stop higher-grade uranium enrichment in response to external demands, its top nuclear energy official was quoted as saying on Tuesday, signaling a tough bargaining stance ahead of planned new talks with world powers. The West wants Iran to halt enrichment of uranium to a fissile concentration of 20 percent as it represents a significant step closer to the level that would be required to make nuclear bombs. Iran says it needs this higher-grade uranium to run its medical research reactor in Tehran. ...




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