Iran has suspended 20-percent uranium enrichment in order to have Western-imposed sanctions lifted, a parliament member told Al Arabiya on Saturday. Earlier, Foreign Policy and National Security Commission of Parliament Mohammad Hossein Asfari told ISNA news agency that Tehran’s move was a “good will” gesture, hoping that Western countries will lift their sanctions on Tehran.
I’d apply maximal skepticism toward this announcement, which has not been confirmed elsewhere – and has now been changed by the news agency to report that the parliament member had said that Iran was “willing to” suspend enrichment if sanctions were lifted. A trial balloon? If so, a hopeful one.