Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu has praised a UN proposal to regulate Iran’s uranium enrichment programme.
Speaking before talks with US Middle East envoy George Mitchell, he called it a “positive first step” in stopping Tehran developing a nuclear weapon.
Under the plan, low-enriched fuel would be further processed outside Iran.
On Thursday, the UN’s nuclear watchdog confirmed it had received Iran’s response to the directive, but its contents have not been released.
Mr Netanyahu said: “I think that the proposal to have Iran withdraw its enriched uranium, or a good portion of it, outside Iran is a positive first step.”