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Ahmadinejad says Iran nuclear fuel deal ‘still alive’

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Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says a nuclear fuel swap deal brokered by Brazil and Turkey is still on the table, despite the adoption of new UN sanctions last week.

Mr Ahmadinejad said the deal could help defuse the conflict with Western powers over Iran’s nuclear programme.

It provides for Tehran to send enriched uranium abroad in return for high-grade fuel for a research reactor.

Iran had earlier threatened to withdraw the offer if the US pursued sanctions.

Full story: BBC News – Ahmadinejad says Iran nuclear fuel deal ‘still alive’