Iran rejects West's 'demands' before talks

Iran rejects West's 'demands' before talks

Qom : Iran | Apr 08, 2012 at 2:40 PM PDT
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According to a report in the New York Times, the Security Council’s Permanent five plus Germany will press for the closure of the Fordow plant in Iran. The P5 countries are the United States, France, Russia, the People's Republic of China and the United Kingdom.

For his part, the head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organisation, Fereydoon Abbasi Davan, said no plans to shut its underground nuclear plant at Fordo near Qom where it enriches uranium to 20 percent and is used as fuel for a research reactor in Tehran.

"If they do not threaten us and guarantee that no aggression will occur, then there would be no need for countries to build facilities underground. They should change their behaviour and language," Fereydoon Abbasi Davan added.

According to the International Atomic Energy Agency data, Iran has barely more than 100 kilograms of 20 per cent purity uranium fuel stockpiled, which would not be enough even for a single nuclear weapon.

Tension around Tehran has been running high recently, with aggressive rhetoric from both sides. Following the new set of sanctions and the oil embargo, the West now sees the upcoming negotiations as the “last chance for talks.”

Meanwhile, the Washington Post reported on Sunday that the CIA has been operating stealth surveillance drones deep inside Iran for the last three years.

The drones were operating freely above hundreds of suspicious facilities, before the aircraft, the paper added.

According to the report, the surveillance of Iran's nuclear program has been gaining momentum since the last years of the Bush administration. This included increased eavesdropping by the National Security Agency, the establishment of an Iran task force, and an expanded network of spies.

Recently,In a message to Iran's supreme leader, the president of the United States Barack Obama has said Tehran could have a civilian nuclear program provided they do not seek nuclear weapons, the Washington Post has reported.

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Police are seen standing close to a vehicle allegedly belonging to nuclear scientist Fereydoon Abbasi
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