Iran declaration could be 'reconsidered'
Iran's Ambassador to Russia Mahmoud-Reza Sajjadi has warned that new sanctions will force Tehran to reconsider its recent nuclear declaration.
Sajjadi said that the UN Security Council should support Iran's declaration instead of talking about new sanctions against the Islamic Republic.
The declaration signed by the foreign ministers of Iran, Turkey, and Brazil in the Iranian capital on May 17, commits Tehran to deposit 1,200 kilograms (2,640 pounds) of low-enriched uranium in Turkey that would be exchanged for 120 kilograms of 20 percent enriched nuclear fuel for the Tehran research reactor, which produces radioisotopes for cancer treatment.
"If new sanctions are imposed against Iran, it will be clear to the Iranian people that the international 'Six' has only malice and only follows political motives," the Iranian envoy added, pointing at the five permanent members of the UN Security Council -- the US, Russia, Britain, France, China -- and Germany.
"This will force us to reconsider the Tehran agreement," Sajjadi said.