Iran To Consider Halt Of 20% Uranium Enrichment On Condition

An Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman says the country will consider halting 20 percent uranium enrichment if the West recognizes the civilian nature of its nuclear program.

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An Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman says the country will consider halting 20 percent uranium enrichment if the West recognizes the civilian nature of its nuclear program.

The announcement comes from the official IRNA news agency, which quotes Ramin Mehmanparast. The spokesman says the Non-Proliferation Treaty is the basis for nuclear talks with the UN Security Council’s five permanent members plus Germany.

He notes Iran is an early signatory to the NPT. Mehmanparast  also says the Islamic Republic has never wanted to militarize its national nuclear program. He says Iran regards uranium enrichment for civilian use as its legitimate right.