- Title: AUSTRIA: Iran's foreign minister meets U.N. atomic watchdog chief
- Date: 26th April 2010
- Summary: VIENNA, AUSTRIA (APRIL 25, 2010) (REUTERS) IRANIAN FLAG AND PICTURE OF IRANIAN LEADER AYATOLLAH ALI KHAMENEI ON WALL IRAN'S FOREIGN MINISTER MANOUCHEHR MOTTAKI SITTING AT DESK (SOUNDBITE) (English) IRAN'S FOREIGN MINISTER MANOUCHEHR MOTTAKI SAYING "It is the time for the other side to take their steps to have our trust and to build confidence with the Iranian side." MEDIA (SOUNDBITE) (English) IRAN'S FOREIGN MINISTER MANOUCHEHR MOTTAKI SAYING "Confidence building and trust will be created through taking steps, and not through talking, and we have shown that we are in a position for cooperation and taking practical steps." MOTTAKI LEAVING NEWS CONFERENDE MOTTAKI TALKING TO A REPORTER POLICE CARS IN FRONT OF IRANIAN AMBASSADOR'S RESIDENCE GUARDS IN FRONT OF RESIDENCE
- Reuters ID: LVA11FFYHL7SHA41YWZVPRYTZK2A
- Location: Austria
- Country: Austria
- Duration: 00:01:03
- Topics: International Relations,Energy
- Story Text: Iran's foreign minister Manouchehr Mottaki said on Sunday (April 25) that: "It is (the) time for the other side to take their steps to have our trust and to build confidence with the Iranian side."
Mottaki was speaking to reporters in Vienna after meeting the U.N. atomic watchdog chief Yukiya Amano to discuss a stalled nuclear fuel offer that could help ease tensions with the West, but no decisive conclusions were reached, diplomats said.
The months-old plan calls for Iran to ship 1,200 kg (2,646 lb) of low enriched uranium -- enough for a single bomb if purified to a high enough level -- to Russia and France for transformation into fuel for a medical research reactor.
Iran agreed to the offer in principle last October but balked at it later, saying it wanted instead a simultaneous swap on Iranian soil, changes which other parties to the deal said they could not accept because it would fail to build trust.
Mottaki said he discussed with Amano ways to find a deal that would be acceptable to all participants. But it was not clear that any new proposals had been discussed.
"Confidence building and trust will be created through taking steps, and not through talking, and we have shown that we are in a position for cooperation and taking practical steps," Mottaki said at the news conference in the Iranian Ambassador's residence.
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