Iran to western negotiators: Sorry, we won't stop enriching uranium

Iran seemingly rejected one of the West’s key demands in negotiations over the Islamic Republic’s controversial nuclear program, with a senior official saying Tehran has ” no reason” to stop enriching uranium to 20 percent, AFP reported on Sunday.

“We have no reason to cede on 20 percent, because we produce only as much of the 20 percent fuel as we need. No more, no less,” Fereydoon Abbasi-Davani, the head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization was quoted as saying late Saturday…

Meanwhile, Abbas-Davani was quoted by AFP as saying Iran plans to build an additional nuclear reactor next to its only existing reactor in the southern city of Bushehr.

“Iran will build a 1,000-megawatt nuclear power plant in Bushehr next year,” Abbasi-Davani reportedly said.