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Iran Rejects European Nuclear Proposal

  • VOA News

Iran has rejected Europe's latest proposal to end the stand off over its nuclear program. Iranian officials say the package fell below their minimum expectations and failed to acknowledge Iran's right to enrich uranium, which can be used to fuel nuclear power plants or weapons. Britain, France and Germany on Friday offered to provide Iran with fuel and technology in return for a binding commitment from Iran not to build nuclear weapons. Iran announced the rejection as the country's new president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was sworn in. Without directly mentioning the nuclear controversy, Mr. Ahmadinejad said his country cannot be intimidated and will never surrender to what he called "illegal requests." Meanwhile, officials from the International Atomic Energy Agency are preparing to travel to Iran to install monitoring equipment at the Isfahan nuclear plant. Iran says it wants to resume uranium conversion work, a precursor step to enrichment, at the facility. The U.N. agency is holding an emergency session on Tuesday to warn Tehran against doing so.
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