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Iran Says It Will Suspend but Not End Its Uranium Program

Iran’s chief nuclear negotiator said Tuesday that Iran would suspend its uranium enrichment activities for only a few months while negotiations with Europe for a longer-term accord continued, but would never wholly abandon the program. The negotiator, Hassan Rowhani, also claimed victory for Iran in the dispute over its nuclear effort, saying that for the first time, the nuclear monitoring agency of the United Nations had “recognized Iran’s right to peaceful nuclear activities.” His comments came a day after a resolution was passed by the monitoring group, the International Atomic Energy Agency, welcoming the country’s freeze of its uranium enrichment activities. “Suspension must be for as long as we are negotiating with Europe,” Mr. Rowhani, who is also secretary of the Supreme National Security Council, said at a news conference. “Its period must be reasonable.” Full Story

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