Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad reacts during a news conference in New York on Friday.
From stinking up his hotel with food to decrying U.S. involvement in 9/11, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has made quite the splash in New York this week. And now Ahmadinejad has served up a surprise by declaring his country would consider ending uranium enrichment.
For Iran to consider stopping its uranium enrichment process, world powers would need to agree to provide Tehran with nuclear fuel for a medical research reactor, Ahmadinejad said. —JCL
The Associated Press:
Iran would consider ending uranium enrichment, the most crucial part of its controversial nuclear activities, if world powers send Tehran nuclear fuel for a medical research reactor, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told reporters Friday.
Addressing a packed press conference in a New York hotel, Ahmadinejad also said Iran was prepared to set a date for resumption of talks with six world powers to discuss Tehran’s nuclear program, saying October would be the likely time for the two sides to meet.
Ahmadinejad also defended his remarks at the U.N. a day earlier in which he claimed most people in the world believe the United States was behind the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks and again challenged the United Nations to set up a commission to probe the attacks.
“I did not pass judgment, but don’t you feel that the time has come to have a fact finding committee?” Ahmadinejad asked.