According to Iran’s Mayher News Agency, the International Atomic Energy Agency has confirmed Iran’s plan to produce uranium metal on the 14th, which aims to produce a new type of fuel for Tehran reactors.
The International Atomic Energy Agency said in a statement on the same day that its Director General Grossi had informed its member states on the 14th of the latest progress of Iran’s planned scientific research activities in the production of uranium metal, which Iran claimed to have designed an improved gas for Tehran’s research reactor.
Part of the goal. The statement said that Iran had informed the International Atomic Energy Agency on the 13th that Iran has no longer restricted nuclear research and development, and that the modification of the corresponding equipment for the above-mentioned research and development activities has begun in a factory in Isfahan province in the central part of the country.
On the 13th of this month, Iran’s Permanent Representative to the International Atomic Energy Agency, Jaribabayi, said that Iran had begun to develop a new type of fuel for the Tehran Research Reactor, which was implemented in three steps, the first step was to use natural uranium to produce uranium metal.
Iran has informed the International Atomic Energy Agency of all steps, and the Agency’s inspectors visited the factory in Isfahan on the 10th of this month.
It is reported that in addition to being used to produce reactor fuel, uranium metal can also be used to produce nuclear warheads. The Comprehensive Agreement on the Iranian Nuclear Issue prohibits Iran from carrying out research and development work related to uranium metal production.
In January 2020, following steps taken in step 5 to reduce commitments under its nuclear agreement, Iran announced that its nuclear research and development efforts would no longer be subject to any restrictions and would be carried out according to the needs of the country.