Senior Iranian lawmakers have rejected a U.N.-backed plan to ship much of Iran's uranium to Russia for further enrichment.
The head of the Iranian parliament's national security committee,
Alaeddin Boroujerdi, told state media his committee does not support
the deal because Iran has "no guarantee" it will get its uranium back.
A lawmaker on the national security committee, Kazem Jalali, told an Iranian television station (al-Alam) Iran has suspicions about whether the West will respect terms of the deal.
The agreement, backed by the International Atomic Energy Agency, is
aimed at preventing Iran from enriching uranium to the point at which
it can be used for nuclear weapons.
Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says he hopes nuclear talks with
world powers will continue, but that Iran still finds it hard to trust
Western countries regarding the negotiations.
Germany and the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council --
the U.S., Britain, France, Russia and China -- have engaged in talks
with Iran on its atomic program.
Iran is reported to have told the IAEA it wants nuclear fuel for its
reactor, before it will send enriched uranium to Russia in accordance
with the U.N.-backed proposal.