May 25, 2010
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Tuesday Iran’s letter of notification to the UN atomic watchdog on a nuclear fuel swap deal brokered by Turkey and Brazil had “a number of deficiencies.”
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“We discussed at some length the shortcomings of the recent proposal put forward by Iran in its letter to the IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency),” Clinton said following two days of strategic talks with China.
“There are a number of deficiencies which do not answer the concerns of the international community,” she told reporters.
On Monday, Iran formally notified the IAEA of its response to the nuclear fuel swap deal, under which it would ship some low enriched uranium to Turkey in return for higher grade fuel for a Tehran research reactor.