The Head of Iran’s Nuclear Energy Organization Aliakbar Salehi stressing that the country’s 20-pct. enrichment of uranium has never stopped said "The amount of plate fuel that is needed in the complex is allocated to the reactor of Tehran every month.”
He added "The 20-percent uranium and fuel plates are made domestically. There has been no suspension in the production. It had not been suspended previously either.”
In reaction to the Intelligence Minister who has said that the four arrested at nuclear facilities have not been saboteurs, but simply metal thieves, Salehi said "There is no problem if the Intelligence Minister has made investigations and says they have been thieves; but they must have been some thieves to have undermined that concrete wall in such circumstances and tried to enter the site.”
He refused to provide any further comments on the issue and said "We accept whatever the Intelligence Minister says about it, because we handed these people to the Intelligence Ministry.”
Upon discovery, the Head of the Atomic Energy Organization had called the arrested four nuclear saboteurs who intended to damage the facilities.