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Monday, May 17, 2010

Has Iran Succeeded In Avoiding Sanctions?

Has Iran Succeeded In Avoiding Sanctions?

Iran To Ship Uranium To Turkey In Nuclear Deal -- CBS News/AP

Iran Agrees To Ship Enriched Uranium To Turkey In Nuclear Fuel Swap That Could Ease Standoff

(AP) TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iran agreed Monday to ship most of its low-enriched uranium to Turkey in a surprise nuclear fuel swap deal that could ease the international standoff over the country's disputed atomic program and deflate a U.S.-led push for tougher sanctions.

The deal, which was reached in talks with Brazil and Turkey, was similar to a U.N.-drafted plan that Washington and its allies have been pressing Tehran for the past six months to accept in order to deprive Iran - at least temporarily - of enough stocks of enriched uranium to produce a nuclear weapon.

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More News On The Iran-Brazil-Turkey Nuclear Agreement

Iran to ship uranium to Turkey in nuclear deal -- Yahoo News/AP

Uranium Offer by Iran May Block Efforts on Sanctions -- New York Times

West dismisses Iran nuclear deal -- Al Jazeera

New Iran nuclear swap accord 'potentially good': NATO -- AFP

Iran says will continue 20 percent enrichment -- Reuters

Commentary: Brazil’s efforts with Iran may still be frustrated by Ahmadinejad -- Times Online

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