Iran denies 'surplus uranium possession' report as fundamentally inaccurate

London, Oct. 10 (ANI): Iran has denied reports of possessing a surplus of enriched uranium and plans to use it as a bargaining tool at nuclear talks.

According to the BBC, the Speaker of the Iranian Parliament, Ali Larijani, was blamed of saying this in an interview ahead of high-level talks in Geneva.

However, the Members of Parliament said the claims were false and 'fundamentally inaccurate'.

Larijani said Iran has some surplus of enriched uranium, which they don't need, because the UN's International Atomic Energy Agency would not provide it.

Iran has been negotiating with the P5+1 over the nuclear issue since 2006 claiming that its programme is entirely peaceful and for civilian purposes.

However, the P5+1 have asked Iran to halt production and stockpiling of uranium enriched to 20 percent to stop their possibility of attaining nuclear capability. (ANI)


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