Iran has officially notified the International Atomic Energy Agency of its nuclear fuel swap declaration with Turkey and Brazil, signed last week in Tehran. Iran delivered the letter to the UN nuclear agency on Monday. Envoys from Iran, Turkey and Brazil handed over the letter during a closed-door meeting with the IAEA chief Yukiya Amano.
Their presence at the hand-over "is a clear indication that the brotherly, friendly countries of Turkey and Brazil ... are supportive all the way through," Ali Asghar Soltanieh, Iran's chief IAEA delegate, told the AP. "We expect others to seize this unique opportunity," Soltanieh said.