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U.S., Russia Offer Iran Talks on Fuel for Reactor, Lavrov Says

Russia and the U.S. offered to hold talks with Iran on the provision of nuclear fuel for its Tehran medical reactor, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said.

Iran wants to enrich uranium to the 20 percent concentration needed for a reactor because it hasn’t been able to get imported fuel, Lavrov told reporters today in Jerusalem. Iran said today it will continue to enrich uranium to 20 percent for the reactor, though only when needed. The United Nations Security Council imposed a fourth round of sanctions on Iran June 9 over its nuclear development.