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President unveils fuel plates for Tehran research reactor

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Feb 15, IRNA -- President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Wednesday unveiled the first 20-percent fuel plate for Tehran Research Reactor in Tehran as well as the first home-made nuclear fuel road which were loaded into the heart of the Reactor.

President Ahmadinejad in the ceremony, held in the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, placed the first 20-percent fuel plate into the Reactor.

The AEOI experts briefed the President on operation of the facility during his inspection of the facility.

Foreign Minister Ali-Akbar Salehi, Vice-President and the AEOI President Fereydoun Abbassi, and senior presidential advisor Mojtaba Samareh Hashemi were accompanying the President.

The plate was just part of a series of nuclear achievements of Iranian scientists which were unveiled by the President.

The President also unveiled several radio medicines produced by Iranian specialists for prevenion and treatment of hard to cure diseases.

Islamic Republic News Agency/IRNA NewsCode: 30819699

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