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Iranian Minister Reaffirms Right To Enrich Uranium

Tehran, 12 October 2004 -- Iranian Foreign Minister Kamal Kharrazi said today that if Iran's right to enrich uranium is recognized, Tehran will guarantee not make atomic weapons.

Kharrazi's remarks come a day after Iran said it remains committed to international nuclear safeguards only if it is allowed to master the entire nuclear fuel cycle, including enriching uranium.

The UN's atomic energy agency has called on Iran to halt all activities related to developing enriched uranium -- which can be used to produce nuclear weapons.

Earlier today, an IAEA inspection team arrived in Tehran on a routine visit to inspect a military complex near the Iranian capital.