Inevitable: Iran now backing away from nuclear deal

Iran appears to be backing away from a proposed deal to resolve the crisis over its nuclear programme, Iranian media reports suggest.

A state TV channel said Iran wanted to import fuel for its research reactor, without sending its own enriched uranium out of the country.

Russia, France and the US are preparing for talks with Iran on sending its uranium abroad for enrichment.

Iran had agreed in principle to have some uranium shipped out…

BBC Tehran correspondent Jon Leyne reports from London that the TV report, if true, would be a major blow to the West’s hopes of a new dialogue.

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