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West bound by JCPOA to sell 20pc fuel to Iran: Senior MP

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Feb 11, IRNA -- A senior lawmaker announced here Saturday that the Western countries are bound by the July 2015 nuclear deal to sell the 20-pecent enriched fuel to Iran.

The last purchase of the 20-pecent fuel goes back to about two decades ago, Mojtaba Zolnouri, chairman of the Majlis nuclear committee, said.

Commenting on the entry of five kg of the 20-percent enriched uranium to Iran, the lawmaker said the issue has no relation with the transfer of uranium to Russia.

Iran did receive about 230 tonnes of yellow cake after giving its enriched uranium to Russia, the parliamentarian noted, stressing that Iran has bought the five kg of fuel from Russia.

Also talking of the Tehran reactor, Zolnouri said it is a research reactor producing radiopharmaceuticals needed for 155 nuclear medical centers to treat 900,000 patients.

Rejecting the claims that Iran has given part of its 20-pecent enriched uranium to Russian to recapture it in emergency, the lawmaker said Iran delivered an 11,800 kg consignment of its enriched uranium including 3, 5, and 20-percent fuel to Russia in order to receive the yellow cake according to the July 2015 nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

Based on the JCPOA, Iran should meet its need to 20-percent fuel for the Tehran reactor from the related countries and under the supervision of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), he said, adding those countries have to give the fuel to Iran.

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