Turkish FM says "no need" for sanctions against Iran after nuclear deal
Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmed Davutoglu said here Monday the agreement between Iran, Turkey and Brazil should be taken positively and there is no need for further UN sanctions against Iran, Xinhua reported.
"There is no need for sanctions today and time is ripe for talks between Iran and the global community," the official IRNA news agency quoted Davutoglu as saying.
Iran signed here a nuclear fuel swap agreement with Turkey and Brazil on Monday.
According to the agreement, the Tehran government has agreed to a draft proposal whereby Iran will send some 1,200 kg of its 3.5 percent enriched uranium over to Turkey in exchange for a total of 120 kg 20 percent uranium needed for a medical research reactor, Press TV reported.
Davutoglu said Turkey and Brazil guarantee that Iran's low- enriched uranium will be kept in Turkey until it receives the 20 percent uranium needed for Tehran medical research reactor.
"We have guaranteed to keep Iran's enriched uranium as our asset in Turkey until Iran's needed fuel for Tehran (medical research) reactor to be delivered to Iran," he was quoted as saying.
The message of this agreement to the world is that "it is the time of diplomacy" in the world and there is "still chance for the diplomacy in the world," Davutoglu added.