Spokesman of Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Behrouz Kamalvandi said that the country is following up on the issue of nuclear propellers considering the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
"In terms of fuel, (Nuclear) propellers could have various fuels, even until 95 percent fuel. What is important is that the Islamic Republic of Iran wants to do it based on the JCPOA,” said Behrouz Kamalvandi.
He further said that (nuclear) propeller is used for movement of vessels and submarines. Iran now owns a fleet of ships in the world, he said, adding even in terms of submarine, the Islamic Republic of Iran has its own needs in long term, although (nuclear) propeller is in initial phases in Iran.
He further added although enrichment capacity in Iran has been limited due to the JCPOA, thousands of centrifuges are working in the country. "Centrifuges of new generation are being tested and we hope that we can obtain self-sufficiency regarding the level of enrichment in terms of nuclear fuel production industry at the end of a 15 year with one year of which has passed.”
The Iranian official noted Iran also made good progress in selling heavy water. "It sold 70 tons of heavy water in 7 months and given production capacity in Iran, I think that we can provide 20 tons of heavy water to global markets each year.”
He noted that Iran might have new contracts with European clients on selling heavy water.