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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Defense Secretary Robert
Gates say last week's talks in Geneva between Iran and world powers
were somewhat successful.
The leaders spoke with CNN during an interview taped at George Washington University late Monday.
said the meeting with Iran yielded three agreements that give world
powers time to assess Iran's commitment to negotiations. She said Iran
agreed to ship low-enriched uranium abroad for processing, to allow
inspections of nuclear sites, and to meet with world powers later this
month for another round of talks.
Russia's foreign minister said
earlier Monday the six world powers had reached a preliminary deal to
help enrich uranium for an Iranian reactor. But he said details of
that plan have yet to be finalized.
Sergei Lavrov said experts
will meet in the near future to implement the plan. Iran and six world
powers discussed uranium enrichment in Geneva last week.
Also Monday, Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman hailed his nation's negotiations in Geneva as a "national success."
Qashqavi told reporters Monday that Iran resisted foreign pressure
about its nuclear program during the meeting last Thursday.
that time, Iran agreed to meet with world powers on October 19 and said
it would allow inspections of its newly revealed nuclear facility near
United Nations nuclear chief Mohamed ElBaradei met with
Iranian officials in Tehran Sunday and announced that inspection will
take place October 25.
ElBaradei also said the International
Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has no concrete proof that Tehran has an
ongoing weapons program. However, he said it is still investigating
allegations that Iran has studied nuclear weapons.
Iran says its nuclear program is peaceful.
Some information for this report was provided by AFP and AP.