IAEA informed of Iran producing feedstock for centrifuges
Tehran, Iran has informed the U.N. nuclear watchdog of tentative plans to produce feedstock for centrifuges, the machines that enrich uranium, Reuters quoted IAEA as saying.
Supreme Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei had earlier ordered speedy preparation of the ground for 190,000 SWU (separative work units) enrichment.
The Agency received a letter from Iran on 4 June informing the Agency that there is a tentative schedule to start production of UF6, Reuters quoted a spokesman for the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) as saying, referring to uranium hexafluoride, the feedstock for centrifuges.
Iran will be able to enrich uranium to 3.67 percent in the framework of the nuclear deal famously known as Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
This is while Head of Iran Atomic Energy Organization (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi said on Tuesday that the infrastructure for Natanz electricity facility, required for achieving long-term goals, including the multi-thousand SWUs project, has been constructed by Iranian scientists.
Salehi also emphasized that Iran will remain committed to the nuclear deal and is going to launch and accelerate some activities within the agreement framework.
'The basis of the peaceful programs is the Fatwa issued by the Supreme Leader, that explicitly says any proliferation, accumulation and use of nuclear weapons and weapons of mass destruction is banned by religion,' he added.
Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA