Iran: No plans to produce nuclear weapons
Iran's foreign minister said Saturday Tehran had the capacity to produce nuclear fuel and was ready to sell it to foreign buyers, the official news agency IRNA reported.
"As a country that is capable of producing nuclear fuel, the Islamic Republic of Iran is ready to sell it on the international market," Kamal Kharazi said on return from a two-day visit to Rome.
While the minister repeated his denials that Iran was seeking to develop nuclear weapons, his comments appeared to suggest Tehran would no longer be honouring a pledge to suspend the enrichment of uranium.
"We have no program to produce nuclear weapons," Kharazi was quoted as saying.
"The Iranian people are not ready to compromise on their national interests. No government can relinquish an issue that has gained it national pride, but we are ready to cooperate internationally," he added. (Albawaba.com)
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