Turkey says Iran letter to IAEA confirms loyalty to deal

Turkey has regarded Iran's letter to the International Atomic Energy Agency as "positive and constructive".

Turkey says Iran letter to IAEA confirms loyalty to deal

Turkey has regarded Iran's letter to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) as "positive and constructive".

Burak Ozugergin, spokesman of Turkish Foreign Ministry, told the AA correspondent on Monday that Iran confirmed in its letter to the IAEA for a few times its loyalty to the process mentioned in the joint declaration signed by Iran, Turkey and Brazil.

Turkey regarded the letter as "positive and constructive" and it expects addressees of the letter to assume a similar attitude in order to make progress in the process, he said.

"Strategic relations with Turkey"

Iranian spokesman said on Monday that Iran considered the uranium exchange agreement signed by Iran, Turkey and Brazil a great success.

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast held a press conference at Iran's consulate general in Istanbul, Turkey and said the declaration created an atmosphere of cooperation in the world.

Mehmanparast said there was a need to benefit from nuclear science with peaceful purposes.

Mehmanparast said 10-article declaration was signed by foreign ministers of Iran, Turkey and Brazil, and the declaration was a great success.

Iran was ready to exchange fuel by complying with the 10 articles of the declaration and it was waiting for positive responses from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the Vienna group, he said.

After receiving response from IAEA, Iran would sign an official, written agreement with this group, Mehmanparast said.

Replying to questions of reporters, Mehmanparast said that the declaration also showed that Turkey and Iran had sound and strategic relations.

Iran expected all countries to take part in this constructive and positive atmosphere, he said.

Foreign ministers of Turkey, Iran and Brazil signed a deal on May 17 where Iran committed to give the 1200kg of 3.5% enriched uranium to Turkey in exchange for 20 percent enriched uranium it will receive from Western countries to be used as fuel in the nuclear research reactor in Tehran. Tehran will receive the enriched uranium from the Vienna Group, comprising of the U.S., France, Russia and International Atomic Energy Agency, in Turkey.

The deal has to be approved by the Vienna Group to enter into force.


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