Iran Says No Plan To Enrich Uranium Beyond 20 Percent


Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Fereydoun Abbasi says the country has the know-how to produce nuclear fuel for submarines and commercial ships.

“We have the capability to design nuclear fuel for ships and submarines, but currently no plan to enrich uranium beyond 20 percent is on our agenda,” Abbasi said.

The remarks come as several Iranian lawmakers said recently that they had prepared a draft bill urging the government to equip commercial vessels with nuclear propulsion systems in order to avert the US-engineered sanctions that ban other countries from refueling Iranian ships.

The AEOI has no difficulty to move towards such systems and technologies, once it becomes a matter of basic necessity and the government makes a decision on it, Abbasi noted.

Head of Atomic Energy Organization of Iran also said the fourth indigenous 20-percent enriched nuclear fuel assembly (NFA) has been supplied to Tehran Research Reactor.

Abbasi stated that the fuel assembly has been produced and enriched to 20 percent level by Iranian scientists for delivery to Tehran Research Reactor.

The AEOI chief added that necessary tests for the final approval of the fuel complex are underway.

Abbasi stressed that research activities and production of radio drugs is going on at the reactor.

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