Erdogan to visit Brazil
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan will visit Brazil as part of the Alliance of Civilizations Third Forum May 26-29 in Rio de Janeiro. He will then visit Argentina and Chile, the Russian TRT television channel's website reported.
Erdogan's visit to Brazil will be held on the backdrop of a tripartite agreement between Ankara, Tehran, and Brazil, signed May 17. The agreement envisages the transportation of Iranian uranium to Turkey territory where it will be exchanged for 20-percent enriched uranium.
The Iranian leadership expects to receive 1,200 kilograms of enriched nuclear fuel. Tehran claims that it needs the enriched uranium for medical research.
The deal once again raised the issue of the viability of the proposed sanctions against Iran, as the country's government has abandoned plans to enrich uranium on its territory.
However, the United States submitted a draft resolution envisaging new sanctions against Tehran for discussion to the U.N. Security Council May 18. The draft is under consideration by the Security Council.
The Turkish PM said his country will do everything possible for the international community to support the agreement during a telephone conversation with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.