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Tehran cannot accept a U.N.-brokered proposal to transfer the bulk of its low-enriched uranium out of Iran with the aim of converting it into fuel for use in a medical research reactor amid political pressure from the United States and European countries, according to visiting nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili.

“As long as a political touch is added to a business deal, we cannot accept it. In addition, strong pressure is being imposed,” Jalili, Iran’s top nuclear negotiator, said in an interview Monday in Tokyo.

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