Israel’s defense minister is calling on Iran to give up its stockpile of enriched uranium ahead of a new round of international talks over its disputed nuclear program.
Ehud Barak told CNN on Sunday that Iran should ship all of its uranium enriched at the 20 percent level to a “trusted” neighboring country. He also says the international community should demand that Iran no longer enrich uranium to that level.
The five permanent members of the UN Security Council, along with Germany, are to begin talks Friday with Iran. The international community, including Israel, suspects Iran of trying to develop nuclear weapons.
Enriched uranium is a key ingredient in bomb making, though enrichment would have to be much higher for a weapon. Iran says its nuclear activities are peaceful.