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Iran Wants Nuke Fuel Talks with Security Council | ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive 2005 -2017
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TEHRAN, Iran, (AP) – Iran’s foreign minister says Tehran wants to discuss a nuclear fuel deal with U.N. Security Council members.

Manouchehr Mottaki’s remarks reflect a new push by Iran to revive talks with the international community.

The talks halted after Iran last year rejected a U.N.-backed plan that offered nuclear fuel rods in exchange for Iran’s stock of lower-level enriched uranium.

The swap would have curbed Tehran’s capacity to make a nuclear bomb.

State radio on Monday quoted Mottaki as saying Iranian delegations will “visit China, Russia, Lebanon and Uganda within the next 10 days to pursue talks.”

Mottaki says Iran wants direct talks with all Council members except one, with which it will pursue indirect talks. He likely meant U.S. since Tehran and Washington don’t have diplomatic relations.