Tehran, YJC. Iran has said that the country will not transfer any uranium shipment to any other country for conversion into fuel for nuclear facilities.
"We will not give any fuel anywhere, and we are not planned to take any fuel out of the country,” Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi told reporters in Tehran on Tuesday.
The comments came as reaction to media speculations that Tehran is likely to transfer part of its uranium stockpile to Russia as part of a likely nuclear deal with 5+1.
In November, New York Times said that under a proposed agreement, Russia would convert the uranium into specific fuel rods for the Bushehr nuclear power plant in southern Iran.
Iran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany) closed 7 days of intensive nuclear talks in Vienna on November 24 with no comprehensive deal.
They agreed to extend talks on the nuclear program for 7 more months.
On November 24, 2013, Iran and the sextet signed an interim nuclear agreement in the Swiss city of Geneva.
Called the Joint Plan of Action, the agreement came into effect in January and expired in July, when the parties agreed to extend talks until November 24 in the hope of working a final deal that would end a decade of deadlock situations over Iran’s nuclear program.