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Mehmanparast: Enriched uranium prodcution is for peaceful purpose

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, June 16, IRNA -- Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast said here Wednesday that it is totally clear to everybody that production of 20 percent enriched uranium is for peaceful purposes.

“No country will be ready to produce extra e fuel beyond its needs. All know that 20 percent enrichment is for peaceful purposes and its nature is clear,” said Mehmanparast in an interview with reporters on the sidelines of the Seminar of Challenges and Prospects of Iran’s Nuclear Program, held at Tehran University’s World Studies College.

The Iranian official said, “What Tehran Research Reactor needs is the 20 percent enriched fuel.”

As far as nuclear rights are concerned, Iran wants to use the technology, he added.

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End News / IRNA / News Code 1181678



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