Turkey's PM awarded with honorary doctorate in Spain

Erdogan was awarded with the title of honorary doctorate by the European University of Madrid for his contributions to the Alliance of Civilizations and to friendly and peaceful relations among nations.

Turkey's PM awarded with honorary doctorate in Spain

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, "during the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington D.C. in April, they told us that Iran would send 1,200 kilograms of its low-enriched uranium to us and then they would send back 120 kilograms of enriched uranium to Iran via Turkey. Within a month, we reached an agreement."

Prime Minister Erdogan was awarded with the title of honorary doctorate by the European University of Madrid for his contributions to the Alliance of Civilizations and to friendly and peaceful relations among nations.

He said at the ceremony, "on Monday, Turkey, Brazil and Iran signed an agreement about the procedure of nuclear fuel swap between Iran and western countries. During the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington D.C. in April, they told us that Iran would send 1,200 kilograms of its low-enriched uranium to us and then they would send back 120 kilograms of enriched uranium to Iran via Turkey. Within a month, we reached an agreement. Turkey will be handed over 120 kilograms of enriched uranium in a year. We will deliver it to Iran, and hand over 1,200 kilograms of low-enriched uranium to the International Atomic Energy Agency."

"All countries have the right to enrich uranium for humanitarian purposes. But they cannot use enriched uranium to build weapons of mass destruction. But when we look at those who talk about nuclear security, we see five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council and Germany. Although they all have nuclear weapons, they object to nuclear weapons in other countries. This is not credible," Erdogan added.


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