Turkey 's foreign minister has praised Iran for agreeing to ship some of its low-enriched uranium abroad and urged the West to try to end its diplomatic standoff over the country's nuclear program. Monday's deal forged by Turkey and Brazil appeared to be another attempt to stave off U.N. sanctions against Iran . Iran has insisted that it will press ahead with higher enrichment bringing it closer to being able to make atomic warheads despite criticism by the U.S. and some of its allies.