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Iran Will Resume Uranium Enrichment

Iran said Wednesday it would resume uranium enrichment for civilian purposes once its problems with the International Atomic Energy Agency were resolved. Iran’s defense minister also said its military had built low-level nuclear centrifuges primarily for civilian use. “It’s our legitimate right to enrich uranium,” Foreign Minister Kamal Kharrazi said after a Cabinet meeting. “We suspended uranium enrichment voluntarily and temporarily. Later, when our relations with the IAEA returns to normal, we will definitely resume enrichment.” He warned European partners Iran could end nuclear cooperation if they fail to support Tehran. The comments by both ministers came as a key meeting of the U.N. atomic agency in Vienna moved closer to agreement Wednesday, after the United States and key European powers agreed to praise Tehran’s increased openness about its nuclear programs but also criticize it for continuing to hide some suspicious activities. Full Story

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