"If we do not receive 20-percent enriched uranium for the Tehran reactor, we will enrich uranium ourselves," Iranian Parliamentary Speaker Ali Larijani said during a news conference after meeting with Arab League Secretary General Amr Moussa, the ILNA news agency reported.
"We have always been supporters of uranium enrichment on Iranian territory," he said, adding that the country enriches uranium under IAEA supervision. "Iran's nuclear program has peaceful aims."
"We have taken an appeal in connection with the acquisition of 20-percent enriched uranium for the Tehran reactor and if there is no proposal for the sale, we will enrich it in Iran," Larijani said.
The West has asked Iran to transfer 1,200 kilograms of its 3.5-percent enriched uranium to Russia in exchange for 20-percent enriched uranium to provide fuel for the reactor's laboratory.
The U.N. Security Council adopted five resolutions in connection with the suspension of Iran's nuclear program. Three involve the use of economic sanctions on Iran.
On Sunday, Larijani arrived in Egypt to attend a two-day meeting of the Inter-Parliamentary Union Committee of Islamic Countries.