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FM spokesman: Iran to deliver fuel to West if assured of 20 pct fuel receipt

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, May 17, IRNA – Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast said here Monday that Iran will deliver nuclear fuel to the West if is given assurances that will receive 20 percent fuel.

“Iran’s 3.5 percent enriched nuclear fuel, which is delivered to Turkey in swap, will be delivered to westerners in case of assurances over receipt of 20 percent fuel,” Mehmanparast told IRNA on the sidelines of the G15 summit.

He said that based on the fuel swap deal already reached among Iran, the IAEA and the Vienna Group, the fuel will not be delivered to the sides as long as the Agency and the committed states have not sent 20 percent fuel. “Consequently, the fuel they offer to Iran will not be the one Iran gives to Turkey.”

“That’s part of guarantees that Iran has requested to be provided so that on that basis the country’s fuel would not be delivered to them as long as there is no assurance that the 20 percent fuel has been sent by the westerners.”

As for the role of Turkey and Brazil in the run, he said the two countries will not have any technical role in the fuel swap, just serving as an intermediary.

Iranian and Brazilian Presidents and Turkish Prime Minister in a tripartite meeting here on Monday signed a deal for fuel swap.

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