Turkey, Iran, Brazil to discuss nuclear swap deal

The Turkish foreign minister will have a trilateral meeting with his Brazilian and Iranian counterparts in Istanbul on Sunday, his office said.

Turkey, Iran, Brazil to discuss nuclear swap deal

The Turkish foreign minister will have a trilateral meeting with his Brazilian and Iranian counterparts in Istanbul on Sunday, his office said.

Turkey's Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu will meet his Brazilian counterpart Celso Amorim, who arrived in Istanbul on Saturday evening within the framework of his visit to the region.

Davutoglu and Amorim are expected to discuss bilateral relations and Middle Eastern developments.

Iranian Foreign Minister Manuchehr Motaki also expressed his wish to visit Turkey to meet both Davutoglu and Amorim, Turkey's Foreign Ministry said.

Therefore, Davutoglu and Amorim will first have a bilateral meeting and then meet Motaki over luncheon to debate settlement of Iran's nuclear program controversy through peaceful means.

In the statement, the ministry said Turkey would maintain its contributions to diplomatic solution of Iran's nuclear program controversy, resumption of negotiations between Iran and P5+1 (the permanent five members of the UN Security Council plus Germany), and beginning of technical negotiations with the Vienna Group.

Under the agreement signed by Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, Iranian Foreign Minister Manuchehr Motaki and Brazilian Foreign Minister Celso Amorim in Tehran on May 17, Iran committed to give 1,200kg of 3.5% enriched uranium to Turkey in exchange for 20% enriched uranium it will receive from Western countries to be used as fuel in the nuclear research reactor in Tehran.

Tehran will receive the enriched uranium from the Vienna Group, comprising of the United States, France, Russia and International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), in Turkey.


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