Iran's letter on fuel swap to be delivered to agency Monday
IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency
Vienna, May 23, IRNA -- Islamic Republic of Iran’s letter regarding fuel swap will be delivered to IAEA Chief Yukia Amano tomorrow, on Monday.
According to IRNA, following the issuance of the joint Iran-Turkey-Brazil communiqué on swapping 1200 kilograms of Iran’s low enriched uranium (3% LEU) with as much 20% enriched fuel rods in Turkey, in accordance with Article 10 of the agreement, Tehran would deliver its letter to the International Atomic Energy Agency’s secretary general on Monday.
The Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Ali Akbar Salehi, too, announced here Sunday that Iran’s letter in that respect would be delivered to Mr. Amano by the representatives of Iran, Brazil and Turkey tomorrow, on Monday.
Speaking at a press conference on Sunday evening, Salehi added, “If Ali-Asghar Soltaniyeh would managed to get to Vienna in time from New York, he would deliver the letter to the agency, abut otherwise the second man in Iran’s representative delegation to the IAEA, along with the representatives of Turkey and Brazil would do so.
In accordance with Article 6 of the communiqué, Iran has accepted to announce its agreement with the contents of its Article 5 in a letter to the IAEA within seven days.
Article 5 of the communiqué, singed by the presidents of Iran and Brazil and the prime minister of Turkey reads, “The Islamic Republic of Iran agrees to deposit 1.200 kilograms of its LEU in Turkey. The said material would belong to Iran in Turkey. Iran and the agency would be able to supervise over safe keeping of the LEU in Turkey.
According to Article 6 of the communiqué, Iran, Turkey and Brazil would proportionately with the receipt of a positive response from the Vienna Group (The United States, the Russian Federation, and France) and the agency to Iran’s announcement of its readiness, provide more details about the fuel swap deal in form of a written agreement between Iran and the Vienna Group, that has clearly accepted the commitment of delivering 120 kilograms of uranium for Tehran Research Reactor.
End News / IRNA / News Code 1133041
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