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Iran-Brazil-Turkey discuss nuclear fuel swap

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A trilateral meeting between Iranian, Brazilian, and Turkish foreign ministers was held in Tehran on Sunday morning.

Iran’s nuclear fuel exchange issue was discussed by Brazilian Foreign Minister Celso Amorim, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu and their Iranian counterpart Manouchehr Mottaki.

Davutoglu arrived in Tehran early Sunday to hold talks with Iranian officials over the nuclear issue.

The trilateral meeting was set to be held between Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. Erdogan was very tight schedule to travel to Iran, so the meeting was convened at the ministerial level.

According to reports, Brazil and Turkey have drawn up a joint proposal for nuclear fuel swap.

Iran has announced that fuel swap is feasible based on the Brazil-Turkey proposal.

The issue of supplying the Tehran research reactor with nuclear fuel has become a source of contention between Iran and the West.

Iran has repeatedly said it is ready to swap its low-enriched uranium for high-grade uranium on its territory to supply the Tehran research reactor, which produces radioisotopes for cancer patients.

Source: tehrantimes.com

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