یکشنبه ۳ اردیبهشت ۱۳۹۶ تهران ۱۶:۳۲
Iran denies smuggling uranium from monitored site
Iran has rejected reports that it may have secretly moved processed uranium from a nuclear facility being monitored by a UN agency.
Foreign Ministry spokesman Hamid Reza Asefi said it would make no sense to take nuclear material out of the Isfahan facility because the sole intent of Iran's nuclear program is to generate electricity. Iran says it has the right to enrich uranium to low levels to produce nuclear fuel for power plants. Highly enriched uranium can be used for fueling atomic bombs.
Asefi said today that Iran's nuclear activities are transparent, and he called the reports unfounded Western propaganda.
Iran agreed last November to suspend uranium enrichment while it tries to reach agreement with the European Union over the future of its nuclear program. Negotiations are scheduled to resume next week.