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Iran ducks out of nuclear confrontation with West

Publié par Clifford Armion le 10/02/2009

Katherine Butler

"Iran appeared to pull back from confrontation with the West over its nuclear programme last night, agreeing to admit inspectors to a newly revealed nuclear plant and to surrender some of its enriched uranium to be processed abroad, a concession which could delay or at least complicate its efforts to acquire a nuclear bomb.

"The Islamic Republic made no immediate commitment to halt its uranium enrichment programme but, in a step that buys Tehran a reprieve from harsh UN sanctions, signalled a readiness to engage in an intensive process of discussion with the West.

"The moves came during crucial talks in Switzerland between envoys from Iran and six world powers, during which the official high-level silence between America and Iran - which has lasted almost intact for 30 years - was broken decisively and substantively."

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"Iran ducks out of nuclear confrontation with West", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), février 2009. Consulté le 25/02/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/iran-ducks-out-of-nuclear-confrontation-with-west