Iran Awaits IAEA Response on Nuke Fuel Agreement

Iran Awaits IAEA Response on Nuke Fuel AgreementTehran, May 24. -The Iranian government is awaiting on Monday the official reaction of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) regarding an agreement to exchange nuclear fuel, a pact considered to be a great advance despite the rejection of the West.

Political, judicial and religious authorities of the Islamic Republic criticized the doubtful US and European Union countries' stance towards an understanding on the issue that was reached last week by Iran, Brazil and Turkey.

The Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) confirmed the sending of a letter with the details of the agreement and the terms of the fuel exchange to IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano, according to the Islamic Republic News Agency and governmental Press TV channel.

The Iran-Brazil-Turkey agreement regulates that Iran will send 1,200 kilograms of 3.5 percent enriched Uranium to Ankara and will receive 120 kilograms of the fuel to enriched 20 percent in one year for the production of medical isotopes of Tehran's reactor.

The United States are putting pressure on the UN Security Council to adopt new punitive measures against Iran, to which Brazil and Turkey, non permanent members, opposed last week while the European Union said to be ready to take negotiations up again regarding the agreement.

When the session of the council of ministers was over on Sunday, the Iranian president assured that the stances adopted by the different countries would be registered in each nation's historical memory and that they could influence on their future relations.(Prensa Latina)