February 16th, 2012
01:39 PM ET

Iranian President Ahmadinejad sends letter offering to resume nuke talks

Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is offering to resume talks over its nuclear program as soon as possible, according to a copy of a letter he sent to the European Union and obtained by CNN.

Iran flaunted a new generation of centrifuges and mastery of the nuclear fuel cycle on Wednesday as Ahmadinejad, clad in a white lab coat, was on hand to load domestically made fuel rods into the core of a Tehran reactor.

Iran boasts nuclear progress

Also announced was an intent to start production of yellowcake, a chemically treated form of uranium ore used for making enriched uranium.

United Nations sanctions ban Iran from importing yellowcake. Domestic production would further Iran's nuclear self-sufficiency.

In a speech outlining the latest developments, Ahmadinejad said Iran was willing to share its nuclear knowledge with other nations that subscribe to the watchdog International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).


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  1. CenTexan

    He's blinked...

    February 16, 2012 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • dwoof

      He didn't blink. It's a old tactic to buy more time.

      February 16, 2012 at 9:03 pm | Report abuse |
  2. saywhat

    We are about to enter into nuke negotiations with a far more secretive, totalitarian and unpredictable regime – N.Korea.
    Why not with Iran?
    Or would be always prefer to go the way of failed military confrontations in that region?

    February 16, 2012 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Aussie

      That's using logic my friend..,

      February 16, 2012 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
  3. saywhat

    @ Aussie
    I just wish sanity prevails this time. We have had enough with those 'war drum beaters' with a compulsive disorder.
    Have a good one.

    February 16, 2012 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. leeintulsa

    ya know, if we treated people like equals, they might act like equals..

    February 16, 2012 at 7:28 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. hope

    Please do... talk and talk and talk! His bragging will be his downfall.

    February 16, 2012 at 8:34 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. ARC

    What more is there to say but that Global Disarmament is mandatory, and brotherhood/sisterhood should be remembered and embraced.

    February 17, 2012 at 9:14 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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