Iran against direct talks with France on nuclear fuel
Iran will steer clear of direct talks with France to procure nuclear fuel for its research reactor in Tehran, several Iranian media networks reported on Monday.
State-owned Arabic language Al-Alam television channel quoted an informed source close to Tehran's negotiating team in Vienna as saying France "did not live up to its previous obligations regarding nuclear cooperation with Iran."
"It does not have an acceptable record and since it also obstructed the negotiations between Iran and the IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency)" Tehran will not hold direct talks with Paris.
Iran, the IAEA, and three world powers, Russia, France and the United States, opened talks in Vienna on Monday on a proposal to supply Tehran with uranium enriched up to 20 percent purity for its reactor.