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Iran » Iran
Publish Date: 9:13 - 22 January 2014
Tehran, YJC. Salehi says the West has recognized Iran’s new, advanced centrifuges.

Head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization Aliakbar Salehi in a TV interview providing comments on the country’s nuclear deal said "Our measures concern two sections, the enrichment and the Arak heavy water reactor. We agreed to suspend the 20-percent enrichment for 6 months. To do that we had to seal the cascades, which was done first in Natanz and then in Fordo.”

He added "It was decided that heavy water would not be transferred to the reactor in Arak, which we did not intend to do in the first place.”

"In Isfahan there is the enriched UF6 which is hard to keep in the gaseous form. It was decided that we turn half of it to uranium oxide, which we should have done anyway, and to dilute the other half,” Salehi further pointed out.

Head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization further stated "Iran would produce 15 kilograms 20-percent uranium per month. We decided to voluntarily suspend the production of the 20-percent uranium.”

Calling the research and development side the most unambiguous part of the Geneva agreement, he said "Now the country possesses a new generation of centrifuges which are 15 times more powerful than the old ones and whose SWU is 24. They were much disappointed from this advancement by Iran. They wanted us to take it out of order but we didn’t agree to that and they finally had to accept the centrifuge. That is our right and the agreement has recognized it for us.”

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