شنبه ۲۰ آذر ۱۳۹۵ تهران ۲۱:۵۵ - ۱۰ دسامبر ۲۰۱۶
Iran said today it will resume uranium enrichment-related activities within days.
Mohammad Saeedi, deputy head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, also said that Iran had converted 37 tons of raw uranium into gas needed to enrich uranium just before suspending all uranium enrichment-related activities last year. He said Iran converted the uranium concentrate known as yellow cake into UF-4 at the Isfahan. Uranium Conversion Facility before suspending work there.
UF-4 is the processed form of uranium, the feedstock for enrichment. Uranium enriched to low levels can be used as nuclear reactor fuel to generate electricity. Further enrichment makes it suitable for a nuclear bomb.
Yesterday, Iranian Foreign Minister Kamal Kharazi said his country has a "legitimate right" to obtain nuclear technology and has no plans to permanently halt uranium enrichment.
A senior Iranian lawmaker called for an end to nuclear negotiations with European powers. The call was made by Alaeddin Boroujerdi, head of the National Security and Foreign Policy committee of the Iranian parliament. He said the time has come to end
Iran's voluntary suspension of uranium enrichment.
Tehran has denied it is trying to produce nuclear weapons. It says it nuclear-related work is for peaceful purposes.