Obama, Erdogan discuss Iran

Obama, Erdogan discuss Iran
# 20 May 2010 04:13 (UTC +04:00)
Baku – APA. US President Barack Obama has told Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan that Washington will keep up its push for new UN sanctions against Iran, APA reports quoting “Press TV”.

"The president stressed the international community’s continuing and fundamental concerns about Iran’s overall nuclear program," the White House said in a statement summarizing a telephone conversation between Obama and Erdogan on Wednesday.

The United States introduced a draft UN Security Council resolution against Iran on Tuesday only a day after the Tehran declaration was signed.

The declaration signed by the foreign ministers of Iran, Turkey, and Brazil commits Iran to deposit 1,200 kilograms (2,640 pounds) of low-enriched uranium in Turkey that would be exchanged for 120 kilograms of 20 percent enriched nuclear fuel for the Tehran research reactor, which produces radioisotopes for cancer treatment.

On Tuesday, Erdogan called on the international community to support the Tehran declaration.

"I urge the international community to support this final declaration, which is going to have a very positive impact on the establishment of world peace in the future," he stated.
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