Iran considers unequal closing Fordou in return for permission to buy precious metals
Iran does not consider adequate the possible proposal of
international mediators to mitigate sanctions banning the Islamic
Republic of trading in gold and other precious metals in exchange for
steps to curtail its nuclear program, reports the Reuters news agency
on Monday referring to the Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin
Recall that last week, Western diplomatic sources said the proposal
will be made at the upcoming February 26 meeting between Iran and the
"six" in Alma-Ata. In response, Tehran is expected to close the
Fordou plant for uranium enrichment.
"They want to take away people's right (to nuclear activities) in
exchange for permission to trade in gold. We are ready to negotiate,
to negotiate with the logical approach, which formally recognizes all
of our rights in full. Proposals must be mutually consistent and
adequate" Iran News cites Mehmanparast.
Unilateral U.S. sanctions against Iran have led to significant
problems of supply of Iranian gas to Turkey, that was previously
gold.paid for by gold.