Iran accepts Brazil´s mediation in nuclear fuel swap. Next meeting Lula-Ahmadinejad could be positive for peace.
Brazilian Foreign Minister Celso Amorim
An official Iranian government news agency has announced that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad held a telephone conversation with his Venezuelan counterpart Hugo Chavez in which the Iranian leader announced the country’s agreement with Brazil’s proposal on nuclear fuel swap for its research reactor in Tehran.
During the conversation on Tuesday, President Ahmadinejad said that he announced his agreement in principle on Brazilian President Lula Da Silva’s proposal and called for continuation of talks on technical issues in Tehran.
President Chavez told Mr. Ahmadinejad that Venezuela supports his stances on international issues.
Earlier last week, Brazilian Foreign Minister Celso Amorim, on a visit to Tehran, had said that he hopes an Iran nuclear fuel swap deal could be revived to end disputes over Iran’s nuclear program.
Meantime, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehman-Parast said on Tuesday he is still optimistic that a long awaited nuclear fuel swap between
Tehran and the West would eventually take place. READ MORE HERE.
On the other hand, Iranm Daily announced today that Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki has welcomed a proposal for new talks with representative of the Group 5+1 — the US, Britain, France, Russia and China plus Germany — possibly to be held in Turkey.