Iran claims international right to production of nuclear materials D. Wes Rist at 9:45 AM ET
[JURIST] An Iranian official has said that Iran's nuclear program does not violate international law and that Iran is merely exercising its internationally recognized right to produce nuclear material. Iranian Foreign Minister Kamal Kharrazi said that Iran was following all of the requirements of the International Atomic Energy Agency [official website] in producing its nuclear material and that the results of the process were only being used for peaceful ends, the production of energy. US Department of State officials have alleged that Iran is maintaining a secret nuclear production facility that it is using to produce weapons grade nuclear materials. Iran has been working on a deal [JURIST report] with EU nations so that Iran can purchase nuclear materials it needs from France, Germany, and the UK. JURIST's Paper Chase has continuing coverage [JURIST Countries archive] of Iran. AP has more.
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