EU negotiators offer Iran nuclear fuel, support for civilian program

[JURIST] European delegates offered Iran's government long-term support for efforts to develop a sustainable nuclear energy program Friday. The offer would include the possibility of Iran acquiring nuclear fuel from Europe but it requires assurances from Iran that it will not withdraw from the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty [PDF text]. The offer comes only days after Iran announced it would restart uranium enrichment [JURIST report], a move most thought would dissolve negotiations with the EU. Iranian official Hamid Reza Asefi said the proposal would be studied in the coming days and a response would be issued "soon." AP has more.

 

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