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Seal of Isfahan UCF broken Wednesday afternoon

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Aug 10, IRNA
The seal of part of the Uranium Conversion Facility (UCF) at Isfahan Nuclear Fuel Research and Production Center where Uranium Hexafluoride (UF6) is produced was broken on Wednesday afternoon.

An informed official at Iran's Atomic Energy Organization (IAEO) told IRNA that only the activities at this part of UCF in Isfahan, where the UF6 is produced, had been sealed.

He added that the other sections of the facility were suspended.

The suspended sections, which resumed work on Sunday, comprised various stages of nuclear activities leading to production of Uranium Tetrafluoride (UF4).

"Once the seal is broken, a 15-day interval is required between the final stages of production at Isfahan Uranium Processing Complex and production of the final product (UF6)," added the specialist.

Following procrastination on behalf of the EU3 during the nuclear negotiations, Iran proceeded to resume processing uranium at Isfahan UCF.

Once Iran decided to restart nuclear activities at Isfahan UCF, the three European countries of France, Germany and Britain drew up the draft of a resolution and proposed holding an emergency meeting of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Board of Governors.

However the Board of Governors emergency meeting was postponed to Wednesday on account of differences of opinion between the EU and the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) member states on Europe's proposed draft resolution.

The emergency meeting scheduled to be held at the Vienna-based premises of the agency at 15:00 hours local time (17:30 Tehran time) on Wednesday was cancelled by the IAEA Board of Governors due to continuing rows among member states.

Meanwhile, the emergency meeting on Tuesday ended without any conclusion due to the discrepancies arising.



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