Iran will accept a U.N. deal on its nuclear programme, but only if "very important changes" are made, Iranian state media have reported.- The Wall Street Journal reports that later today President Obama will name 100 utility projects that will share $3.4 billion in federal stimulus funding to speed deployment of advanced technology designed to cut energy use and make the electric-power grid more robust.
...Under the draft proposal, Iran would send its enriched uranium to Russia and France to be turned into fuel.
All the other parties have confirmed their support for the deal, which is seen as a way for Tehran to get the fuel it needs for an existing reactor, while giving guarantees to the West that its enriched uranium will not be used for nuclear weapons.
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