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Iran to rethink production of 20 pct enriched uranium

07-30-2010 10:43 BJT

TEHRAN, July 29 (Xinhua) -- Head of Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi told Press TV on Thursday that Tehran is ready to rethink its uranium enrichment to 20 percent level if it is guaranteed that it will be supplied with fuel for its Tehran research reactor.

"We have repeatedly stated that we continue 20 percent uranium enrichment on a needs-only basis," Salehi told the local satellite TV in a telephone interview.

"If our (nuclear fuel) needs are met through other means, we are prepared to review domestic fuel provision," he was quoted as saying.

Western countries are pushing for multi-dimensional sanctions against Iran over its persistence on pursuing its sensitive nuclear program. Tehran insists that its nuclear program is " peaceful" and aims at energy production for civilian use.

Editor:Jin Lin |Source: Xinhua

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