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Iran To Negotiate Nuclear Program In Geneva

Raishad Hardnett |
October 13, 2013 | 6:36 p.m. PDT

Executive Producer

Iran's deputy foreign minister says Iran will implement a three-step proposal in Geneva. (Image via Wikipedia)
Iran's deputy foreign minister says Iran will implement a three-step proposal in Geneva. (Image via Wikipedia)
When Iran meets with international powers in Geneva on Tuesday to discuss its nuclear program, Iranian leaders will propose a three-step program to persuade the world that its nuclear program is entirely peaceful, according to the New York Times. 

Deputy foreign minister Abbas Araghchi did not discuss the details of the plan, but according to the Times, he told the Islamic Student News Agency, “We need to move towards a trust-building road map with the Westerners. To them, trust-building means taking some steps in the nuclear case, and for us this happens when sanctions are lifted.”

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Western officials have stated that they want Iran to ship its excess uranium overseas and to stop enriching its uranium to 20 percent. The concern: 20 percent uranium is closer to weapon quality than what is needed for energy production.

However, Araqchi has denied that demand, stating, "Shipping the material abroad is our red line."

"We will not allow even a gram of uranium to go out of the country," he went on to say.

Read more on the impending talks between leading UN nations and Iran here.

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