TEHRAN, April 30 (Xinhuanet) -- Iran will resume
nuclear activities concerning uranium enrichment next week if it failed to reach
an agreement with the European Union over Iran's nuclear file, the chief nuclear
negotiator said on Saturday.
"Iran will make decision on resumption of uranium enrichment in Tehran next week," Hassan Rowhani, also
secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council, was quoted by the
official IRNA news agency as saying.
Rowhani said that the actual uranium enrichment would
not be resumed but some of related activates would be restarted."Uranium
enrichment is unlikely to be resumed in Natanz. Parts of the activities may be
resumed in the Isfahan UCF-Ultracentrifuge, equipment used to enrich uranium,
next week, andparts of operational plan will be launched in Isfahan next
Rowhani's comments came one day after negotiators of
Iran and the European Union held a new round of nuclear talks in London.Iranian
negotiator Cyrus Nasseri said that the two sides had made some progress in the
talks but agreements on some key issues were still far from being reached.
Iranian Foreign Minister Kamal Kharrazi threatened
one day ahead of the negotiations that Tehran would resume uranium enrichment
ifthe talks yielded no fruits.
Enrichment uranium of low level can be used to
generate electricity but that of high level can be used to develop nuclear
The United Stated has accused Iran of developing
nuclear weapons secretly, a charge rejected by Iran as "politically
motivated."Under mounting international pressure, Iran downright suspended
uranium enrichment activities last November, insisting that it bea "temporary
move" to build confidence.
Since the suspension, Tehran and the European trio of
Britain,France and Germany have held several rounds of talks to
implementeconomic and technological incentives proposed by the EU.However, the
two sided failed to reach an agreement on many keyissues.
The EU asked Iran to permanently halt enrichment to
provide "objective guarantees" that Tehran would not divert its nuclearresearch
to military purpose.
Iran suggested that it keep enrichment while
providing "objective guarantees," a non-existent concurrence according to the