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Iranian lawmakers visit Fordo nuclear site

Enrichment continues at Fordo site; This is what a number of Iranian MPs said after visiting the Fordo nuclear site; The visit is part of the periodic visit by the MPs to different nuclear sites in order to be informed of the latest achievements of Iran in its peaceful nuclear activities and the enrichment process. The visit also came following rumors about the closure of the Fordo site, although has categorically announced that the closure of the site is a sheer lie. The visit comes days after Iran's president Rouhani on September 27 received a call from his US counterpart Barak Obama while he was in New York for the UN General Assembly. The two heads of state stressed Tehran and Washington's political will to swiftly resolve the dispute over Iran's civilian nuclear energy program, and exchanged viewpoints on various topics, including cooperation on different regional issues. During the telephone conversation, Rouhani and Obama also assigned Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and US Secretary of State John Kerry to quickly set the stage for cooperation between the two countries. While US Secretary of State John Kerry has said a deal on Iran's nuclear energy program could be reached relatively quickly, US National Security Advisor Susan Rice has denied that President Barack Obama made any remarks regarding Iran's right to enrich uranium. This comes has Iran has always stressed that Tehran will never give up its right to enrich uranium as a signatory to the Non-Proliferation treaty (NPT) and that the success of the talks between Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council lies on the recognition of Iran's right to enrich uranium for peaceful purposes. But the people on the streets believe that they want to improve ties with the world including the United States provided that they respect Iran's rights and live up to their commitments and words. Iran and the p5+1 group which comprises Britain, China, Russia, the US, Germany and France has so far held several rounds of talks over a wide range of issues including Iran's civilian nuclear energy program.



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