Turkey's Erdogan, Cameron talks on Iran swap deal

Turkish PM Tayyip Erdogan spoke to British PM Cameron by phone.

Turkey's Erdogan, Cameron talks on Iran swap deal

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke to British Prime Minister David Cameron by phone.

A statement posted on website of the Prime Ministry Press Center said on Friday that the phone conversation between Erdogan and Cameron focused on nuclear program of Iran, and Erdogan informed Cameron about the agreement reached in Tehran regarding signed by Turkey, Brazil and Iran.

"Iran's declaring its loyalty to the agreement on prevention of nuclear weapons is an important development. The declaration may not be the one which removes all concerns of the international community but it is an confidence-building step. We don't want weapons in our region. UN permanent members should support this agreement and the issue should be solved by the means of diplomacy without sanctions," Erdogan said.

British Premier Cameron said they appreciated efforts of Turkey and Brazil, stating that the agreement might be a confidence-building step, but it did not solve the problem.

With the agreement signed by Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, Iranian Foreign Minister Manuchehr Motaki and Brazilian Foreign Minister Celso Amorim on Monday, Iran committed to give the 1200kg of 3.5% enriched uranium to Turkey in exchange for 20% 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.
 

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