Iran ready to suspend most sensitive part of nuclear program: Russian minister

National Post | News

Iran is ready to suspend production of the most sensitive part of its nuclear program, according to Russia, which called on the world to respond to any breakthrough by cutting sanctions.

Sergei Lavrov, the Russian foreign minister, told a Gulf newspaper that Iran had signalled that it would suspend enrichment of uranium to 20 per cent in the wake of last week’s presidential election.

“For the first time in many years, hopeful signs have appeared in this process,” Mr. Lavrov said.

Stopping work on production of uranium to a level that would allow Tehran to make an atomic weapon has been a key demand in talks between Iran and world powers. Iran insists its atomic program is to generate electricity.

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Mr. Lavrov also warned that there was a danger that a major opportunity could be lost if the world is not prepared to ease United…

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