Iran's enemies 'mosquitoes': Prez


The comment from Ahmadinejad came as Iran is negotiating with the West over a UN-backed proposal to ship its uranium abroad for further enrichment. The UN-brokered plan would require Iran to send 1,100 kg of low-enriched uranium, around 70 per cent of its stockpile, to Russia in one batch by the year’s end, for processing to create more refined fuel for a Tehran research reactor.

Iran has indicated that it may agree to send only “part” of its stockpile in several shipments. Should the talks fail to help Iran obtain the fuel from abroad, Iran has threatened to enrich uranium to the higher level needed to power the research reactor itself domestically.

After further enrichment in Russia, France would convert the uranium into fuel rods that would be returned to Iran for use in the reactor in Tehran that produces medical isotopes.

“While enemies have used all their capacities ... the Iranian nation is standing powerfully and they are like a mosquito,” a government website quoted Ahmadinejad as saying on Sunday. Ahmadinejad also said Iran doesn’t trust the West when it sits for talks.

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