Iranian Foreign Minister on the Nuclear Issue

Iranian foreign minister, Manouchehr Mottaki, has interviewed with Spiegel on the country’s nuclear program. Have a look.

SPIEGEL: Could you imagine, as a compromise, negotiations over outsourcing uranium enrichment to another country?

Mottaki: If we consider the history of treaties with other countries, then we have serious doubts about that.

SPIEGEL: Are you referring to Russia’s current refusal to supply the fuel for the Bushehr nuclear power plant — the construction of which is nearing completion?

Mottaki: We cannot invest billions of dollars in our nuclear power plants and then rely on the help of other nations to produce and supply the fuel.

SPIEGEL: How do you imagine a solution to the conflict?

Mottaki: First the path to new negotiations must be cleared. If the Security Council refers the treatment of Iran’s nuclear program to the IAEA once again, we can take up the ratification of the supplementary protocol to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty in our parliament …

SPIEGEL: … which would allow the agency’s inspector to conduct inspections at any time.

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