Former Iran lawmakers offer nuclear compromise
WASHINGTON (AFP) - Exiled former Iranian lawmakers on Thursday proposed a compromise to avert conflict over Teheran's nuclear program, calling for an end to sensitive uranium enrichment and an easing of United States-led sanctions.
In a letter sent to US President Barack Obama, Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khameini and the European Union, the seven ex-MPs said that a solution to the crisis was possible if all sides sought a "win-win" outcome.
The former lawmakers, who support greater freedoms inside Iran, proposed that the clerical regime halt enrichment of uranium of fissile purities of 20 perc ent, a level that could be used for a nuclear bomb if further enriched.
Iran would put its 20 per cent stockpile under monitoring of the UN International Atomic Energy Agency, which would carry out inspections of the nuclear programme.