Exclusive - Iran's reactor fuel demand emerges as sticking point in nuclear talks

June 3, 2014 6:28 PM

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BRUSSELS/VIENNA - Iran has said it should be able to produce fuel for its Bushehr nuclear power plant, a demand that world powers are unlikely to agree to and which may put a July deadline for a deal to end its nuclear standoff with the West in jeopardy.

Diplomats from the major powers negotiating with Tehran said Iranian negotiators expressed the demand at the latest talks in May – identifying one reason little progress was made towards a nuclear deal that could end Tehran's economic isolation.

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