FM: Iran interested in nuclear fuel swap deal
Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said his country is still interested in a nuclear fuel swap deal. "The nuclear fuel swap proposal is still on the table. Iran's acceptance of the deal will prove the country's goodwill and political will," said Mottaki after a meeting with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) chief, Yukiya Amano, in Vienna on Sunday.
According to Press TV, he said the IAEA and other sides are responsible for supplying fuel for the Tehran research reactor. According to the nuclear fuel swap proposal, Iran had to send most of its low-enriched uranium abroad for further processing and conversion into fuel rods for the research reactor, which produces medical isotopes.
On Iran's cooperation with the IAEA, Mottaki said Tehran will continue to demonstrate "transparency" in its nuclear work. "Iran has always been committed to its undertakings in line with regulations in a transparent, serious and friendly atmosphere but certain Western sides have failed to fulfill their commitments by resorting to double standards," Mottaki said.