Russia’s foreign minister on Tuesday has said that news of Iran being able to make two nuclear bombs within two years is not new information.
Russia’s foreign minister, Sergey Lavrov, has showed little concern over U.S. intelligence that Iran has enough enriched uranium to develop two nuclear bombs in the next two years.
Lavrov’s remarks came during a news conference in Jerusalem with Israeli foreign minister, Avigdor Lieberman, saying the International Atomic Energy Agency had already said that Iran had at least 2 tons of uranium which was enrich and with further enrichment can produce two nuclear bombs.
Lavrov also said that he very much hopes that Iran could stop their uranium enrichment program and that Russia and the United States had offered to hold talks with the Middle Eastern country for nuclear fuel to be used at their Tehran medical reactor.
Iran want %20 enriched uranium which is the required level for their reactor as Tehran were not able to obtain the fuel Lavrov said.
Lavrov continued by saying “I very much hope that Iran will agree to this and this will give an opportunity to prevent the deterioration of the situation,”
However Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki was quoted as saying on Tuesday that “The fuel of 20 percent concentration has a specific use, we will produce it when we need it, and will stop production when we don’t.”
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad also said on Tuesday during a televised news conference that Iran prefers to purchase fuel for the Tehran reactor as it was less expensive than enriching to the %20 level.
Meanwhile Israeli foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman in the same press conference also said that Iran’s nuclear plans were the “biggest threat”in the Middle East.
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