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Iran says there is no longer any need for the UN to impose nuclear sanctions after striking a deal to send more than a ton of enriched uranium to Turkey.
Iran says it will also continue its own uranium enrichment activities though and that raises new questions about its intentions.
James Rosen is live in Washington for -- this deal that Iran announced with Turkey and Brazil -- sounds an awful lot like the deal that the US and -- of our allies thought.
We have struck -- on last year.
That's right John today's ostensible breakthrough involves a lot of the same elements of the deal that Iran reached and then reneged on last October with the US Russia.
-- France in the international atomic energy agency -- IAE eight following a weekend of meetings with Brazilian president Lula da Silva and Turkish Prime Minister reject -- -- -- Iran announced it will ship.
The same amount of low enriched uranium -- telling you some 2600 pounds worth.
To Turkey instead of Russia and receive it back in higher enriched form within a year's time.
The key differences between the last deal in this one -- that Iran has enriched a lot more uranium since last October.
And also said today it will continue doing that even as it ships off the fissile material to Turkey but the deal still has to be agreed to by the same group of nations and the IAEA that pursued that similar deal back in October however this 2600 pounds.
Of low enriched uranium that was thought in October to represent two thirds of Iran's stockpile last fall now it's roughly half.
So the deal may not be as enticing to the US and the others now John any word from the Obama administration on -- reaction to this deal.
Not yet but President Obama and secretary of state Hillary Clinton will likely wish to continue pressing for more sanctions against Iran.
-- defined past UN Security Council demands that Iran cease its enrichment of uranium that -- it -- anyway on Friday when the secretary of state appeared alongside her British counterpart at the State Department.
With full knowledge of this upcoming Brazilian Turkish mission.
Iran's senior officials continue to say they will not talk about.
Their nuclear program with us.
So we are working closely with our.
And other partners.
On a new Security Council resolution affirming that there are serious consequences.
Should Iran continue to flout its international obligations.
But for that Security Council resolution to pass it will need the support of Russia and China and whether those two countries will look upon.
This new announcement this -- breakthrough over the weekend differently.
Remains to be --
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