Iran calls Russian nuclear proposal "ambiguous"

Iran said Thursday it needs Moscow to clarify what it called "ambiguities" in a proposal that Iran enrich uranium in Russian territory.

&to=' target=_blank>Iran said it was considering the European- and U.S-backed proposal, a relatively conciliatory stance after weeks of outright rejection of moving enrichment abroad.

The proposal is the centerpiece of new European efforts to ensure that Iran cannot build nuclear weapons. Uranium enrichment can produce fuel for a nuclear reactor or material for a bomb. Under the proposal, Iran would generate fuel for its reactors in Russia.

"The Russian proposal about Iran's nuclear activities has problems and ambiguities that need to be clarified in further talks," Iran's top nuclear negotiator, Ali Larijani, told Russian Security Council head Igor Ivanov, in a telephone conversation Thursday, state-run television reported. Larijani did not specify the problems.

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