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Iran informs IAEA of transferring enrichment process to Fordo

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, June 9, IRNA -- Iran has informed the UN nuclear watchdog of transferring enrichment process from its nuclear site in Natanz to Fordo site, Foreign Minister Ali-Akbar Salehi said Thursday.

Iran informs the International Atomic Energy Agency of any move it has made in its peaceful nuclear activities,” Salehi told reporters on the sidelines of an ECO meeting here.

He stressed that transferring Iran’s 20 percent uranium enrichment process from the Natanz nuclear site in Isfahan province to Fordo site in Qom province has been earlier reported to the IAEA and “There is no specific talk about it.”

Fordo locates near the Shiite shrine city of Qom, some 150 kilometers (95 miles) southwest of Tehran.

Commenting on France's new allegation that Iran was enriching uranium higher than 20 percent, the minister said, “This is a wrong claim which would definitely be denied by the IAEA.”

If the agency could find any evidence to this end, it would definitely report that, Salehi said adding, 'When there is no report to this end it means that the IAEA denies Paris claim.'

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