Iran to notify UN of nuclear swap agreement with Turkey

Iran says it will formally notify the U.N. nuclear watchdog agency on Monday of its nuclear swap agreement with Turkey, according to state-run media.

The deal, which was reached Sunday after 18 hours of negotiations between the foreign ministers of Iran, Brazil and Turkey, calls for Iran to hand over nearly half of its estimated supply of low-enriched uranium to Turkey. Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu called this week's agreement for an Iranian nuclear swap one of the most important diplomatic decisions in the 30-year history of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

A letter on the agreement will be submitted to International Atomic Energy Agency chief Yukiya Amano on Monday, the Islamic Republic News Agency reported Friday, citing a statement from Iran's National Security Council.

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