1st: From STRATFOR
Iran Nuclear Swap Deal Signed – Original Document
May 17, 2010 | 0944 GMT
Final document as obtained by CNNTurk from the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
JOINT DECLARATION BY IRAN, TURKEY AND BRAZIL
(17 May 2010)
Having met in Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran, the undersigned have agreed on the
1. We reaffirm our commitment to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear
Weapons and in accordance with the related articles of the NPT, recall the right of all
State Parties, including the Islamic Republic of Iran, to develop research, production
and use of nuclear energy (as well as nuclear fuel cycle including enrichment
activities) for peaceful purposes without discrimination.
2. We express our strong conviction that we have the opportunity now to begin a forward
looking process that will create a positive, constructive, non-confrontational
atmosphere leading to an era of interaction and cooperation.
3. We believe that the nuclear fuel exchange is instrumental in initiating cooperation in
different areas, especially with regard to peaceful nuclear cooperation including
nuclear power plant and research reactors construction.
4. Based on this point the nuclear fuel exchange is a starting point to begin cooperation
and a positive constructive move forward among nations. Such a move should lead to
positive interaction and cooperation in the field of peaceful nuclear activities replacing
and avoiding all kinds of confrontation through refraining from measures, actions and
rhetorical statements that would jeopardize Iran’s rights and obligations under the
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5. Based on the above, in order to facilitate the nuclear cooperation mentioned above, the
Islamic Republic of Iran agrees to deposit 1200 kg LEU in Turkey. While in Turkey
this LEU will continue to be the property of Iran. Iran and the IAEA may station
observers to monitor the safekeeping of the LEU in Turkey.
6. Iran will notify the IAEA in writing through official channels of its agreement with the
above within seven days following the date of this declaration. Upon the positive
response of the Vienna Group (US, Russia, France and the IAEA) further details of the
exchange will be elaborated through a written agreement and proper arrangement
between Iran and the Vienna Group that specifically committed themselves to deliver
120 kg of fuel needed for the Tehran Research Reactor (TRR).
7. When the Vienna Group declares its commitment to this provision, then both parties
would commit themselves to the implemention of the agreement mentioned in item 6.
Islamic Republic of Iran expressed its readiness to deposit its LEU (1200 kg) within
one month. On the basis of the same agreement the Vienna Group should deliver 120
kg fuel required for TRR in no later than one year.
8. In case the provisions of this Declaration are not respected Turkey, upon the request of
Iran, will return swiftly and unconditionally Iran’s LEU to Iran.
9. We welcome the decision of the Islamic Republic of Iran to continue as in the past
their talks with the 5+1 countries in Turkey on the common concerns based on
collective commitments according to the common points of their proposals.
10.Turkey and Brazil appreciated Iran’s commitment to the NPT and its constructive role
in pursuing the realization of nuclear rights of its member states. The Islamic Republic
of Iran likewise appreciated the constructive efforts of the friendly countries Turkey
and Brazil in creating the conducive environment for realization of Iran’s nuclear
2nd: Also from Stratfor:
Israel: Official Accuses Iran Of Manipulating Turkey, Brazil
May 17, 2010
A senior Israeli official accused Iran of manipulating Turkey and Brazil over a deal to ship part of its low-enriched uranium to Turkey in exchange for fuel for its Tehran reactor, AFP reported May 17. He said the Iranians have pulled off such tricks in the past by pretending to accept procedures to reduce tensions and the risk of international sanctions, then refusing to follow through.
3rd: From Reuters
Iran says will continue 20 percent enrichment
TEHRAN, May 17 (Reuters) – Iran will continue its uranium enrichment activities, including production of 20 percent enriched uranium, even after signing a nuclear fuel swap deal with Turkey and Brazil on Monday, a senior official told Reuters.
“There is no relation between the swap deal and our enrichment activities … We will continue our 20 percent uranium enrichment work,” said Ali Akbar Salehi, head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organisation.
(Reporting by Parisa Hafezi)