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 RubioPennsylvania GOP senator on collision course with Trump Cruz wins bulk of delegate spots at Virginia convention Trump seeks approval from foreign policy experts, but hits snags 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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