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Iran to hand over enriched uranium

But worries persist it may still have secret stockpiles


 

After multi-party negotiations in Geneva, Iran has agreed to turn over most of its enriched uranium, which will be converted into fuel in Germany or France. Tehran has also pledged to open its newly revealed enrichment plant to international inspectors. If these two measures are carried out, they’re expected to significantly hamper Iran’s capacity to manufacture nuclear weapons. Still, Barack Obama, for one, is not celebrating just yet. “We’re not interested in talking for the sake of talking,” he told reporters at the White House. “If Iran does not take steps in the near future to live up to its obligations, then the United States will not continue to negotiate indefinitely.” Experts say Iran may very well have secret uranium stockpiles. After all, Tehran successfully hid its an enrichment plant outside of Qum until last month. Moreover, while Obama and others have characterized the Geneva negotiations as “constructive,” more tension may loom on the horizon, especially since Iran continues to assert its right to enrich uranium for domestic energy purposes.

New York Times


 
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