Turkey would not say no to requests for storing Iran's uranium, Turkish energy minister said on Friday.

 

Asked if Turkey was ok with storing Iran's uranium, Taner Yildiz said that there had been no such formal requests to Turkey neither from Iran nor from UN to store Iran's low-enriched uranium, however he said the issue was being discussed.

"But if such a request is made, there would be no problem about storing Iran's uranium in Turkey. We would not say no," Yildiz said.

"Technically there is no problem. But the important thing is the decision to be made following talks held by our president and prime minister," he said.

Turkish President Abdullah Gul and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan got together with Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad last weekend in Istanbul over a meeting of the Organization of Islamic Conference. They discussed Iran's nuclear program at their meetings.

Turkey insists on diplomatic option and dialogue for solution to Iran's nuclear issue.

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