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Abbasi: Iran to do 20-percent uranium enrichment just for its needs

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, April 9, IRNA -- Head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization (IAEO) Fereidoon Abbasi announced late Sunday that Iran will do 20-percent uranium enrichment just to meet its own needs.

He made the remarks in an interview with the Iranian TV channel Jame-e Jam on the occasion of the National Day of Nuclear Technology.

Abbasi said Iran has decided to improve its capabilities in producing 20-percent enriched uranium in terms of weight, adding that Tehran does not require to enrich uranium higher than 20 percent.

On export of Iran's nuclear technologies, he said that Iran, as a member of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), could present its nuclear services to the global community.

Iran's achievements in the fields of virtual fuel and building of small-scale fuel complex do not serve propaganda objectives, the IAEO head said.

On production of virtual fuel for Arak Reactor, Abbasi stressed that the virtual fuel is the same as the real one in terms of geometry and scale but the fuel rods contain lead instead of uranium.

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