Iran rejects western demand to ship out uranium ahead of nuclear talks

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Iran's ability to enrich uranium is a red line for Israel and many U.S. lawmakers, who worry that Iran is lying about its intentions and would be able to quickly convert enriched uranium into a nuclear weapon at a time of its choosing. Iran insists its program is for peaceful purposes.

“I think it's extremely troubling,” Sen. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioSenate moving ahead with border bill, despite Trump Hillicon Valley: New FTC chief eyes shake up of tech regulation | Lawmakers target Google, Huawei partnership | Microsoft employees voice anger over ICE contract Lawmakers urge Google to drop partnership with Chinese phone maker Huawei MORE (R-Fla.) told The Hill after a State Department official would not rule out allowing Iran some enrichment capability during a hearing earlier this month. “What they've basically said is that they want to keep open the option of allowing Iran to maintain its enrichment capability. I think that's a terrible message to send.”

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