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News ID: 2823
Iran » Iran
Publish Date: 12:28 - 28 November 2013
Tehran, YJC. Head of Atomic Energy Organization has said that Iran has had no initial program for enriching uranium to 20 percent.

Speaking in the sidelines of the 1st National Conference on Accelerators held on Wednesday in Amir Kabir University of Tehran, Iran’s Head of Atomic Energy Organization Aliakbar Salehi provided comments on the recent Iran-West agreement on the country’s nuclear program and said in answer to a question regarding the way Iran’s nuclear facilities will be visited by IAEA inspectors following the Joint Plan of Action "Based on agreements we have, inspectors do have spontaneous and periodical inspections even as we speak.”

He added "They wanted to connect the surveillance cams as short-circuit, be we did not allow that. So they will be seeing the films on a daily basis.”

"The status of the Arak reactor is quite clear. It has been decided that we will bring some of the fuel for the Arak reactor in a small scale and expose it to radiations and experimentations, which will take some time,” Salehi maintained.

He asserted "You need not worry about the nuclear programs being stopped. The enrichment will continue. We will only halt the 20-percent enrichment, for which we didn’t have any program from the beginning.”

He further said "The fuel assembling will cover the Tehran reactor’s need for a number of years to come. The machines which were used for 20-pct. enrichment will not stop operation, but will be used for the 5-pct. level.”

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