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Clinton Calls On Iran To Discuss Uranium Enrichment Levels

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (file photo)
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (file photo)

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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has called on Iran to be prepared to "take concrete steps," particularly in halting uranium enrichment to 20 percent, at the next round of talks with world powers.

Enriching uranium to 20 percent purity brings it closer to becoming material that could be used in a nuclear bomb.

Iran has so far ruled out halting 20 percent enrichment, saying it needs the material for medical purposes and is not making a nuclear weapon.

Clinton, speaking in Istanbul on June 7, said the 20 percent issue will be a key demand of Western states, who suspect Iran of having a nuclear weapons program, during talks on June 18-19 in Moscow.

The talks will bring together Iran with Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia, and the United States.

Based on reporting by Reuters
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by: Anonymous
June 07, 2012 18:26
Very interesting! the last back-up by Iranian officials hinted at the purported fact that Iran actually had been prepared to accept enriched uranium. yet, as the sources claim, some nations refused to enrich uranium without specific conditions. so eventually, Iranians started to enrich uranium on their own which definitely was not the intended aim of the respective nations.

strange that the U.S. and Iran do not approach each other. they should concentrate more on the future than on the past. undoubtedly, trust is not very deep.

Muslims in remembrance of the 99 names of Allah (al-ghaffar, as-sabur, as-salam, ar-rahman, ar-rahim, al-adl, al-hakim, etc.) might reach out, Jews might think of the "greatest hero who makes his enemy his friend" (well, this idea like many other concepts can also be found in other religions, of course.) Christians, Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhist, etc. and Atheist, whoever for sure, have also some scriptures that address a new beginning.
none the less, the intentions and the objectives are of course crucial!
anyway, it's the people who create the future. war or peace?
not many options.

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