Iran not to cede ‘nuclear rights’


Iran will never abandon its “legal and obvious” right to nuclear technology and will not curb uranium enrichment, Manouchehr Mottaki, the country’s foreign minister, has said. His statement was issued on Tuesday amid talks in Vienna that major powers hopes will lead to restraints on Iran’s atomic programme. Iran won a reprieve from harsher UN sanctions by agreeing in principle at a high-level meeting in Geneva on October 1 to send low-enriched uranium (LEU) to France and Russia for further enrichment into fuel for a reactor that makes cancer-care isotopes.