ESFAHAN, Apr. 9 (Mehr News Agency) - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Thursday inaugurated the nuclear fuel complex (FMP) in Esfahan which produces uranium pellets and rods used in reactors.
The inauguration came on the 20th of Farvardin, national nuclear day, which fell on April 9 this year.
The nuclear fuel complex has been completely manufactured by Iranian engineers.
The U.S. and a few of its European allies have been pressing Iran to freeze its nuclear work. However, Iran as a country that has signed the non-proliferation regime (NPT) insists that its nuclear activities are solely aimed at producing electricity to meet the growing demand.
The International Atomic Energy Agency is monitoring all the processes of nuclear activities in Iran by installing cameras and making regular inspections.
The use of nuclear energy is gaining more momentum as the global warming, blamed on fossil fuel emissions, is emerging as very serious threat to environment.
Iran makes new progresses in producing nuclear fuel
Iran's Atomic Energy Organization director
Gholamraza Aqazadeh announced on Thursday that Iran has made new progresses in
producing nuclear fuel by testing new advanced centrifuges at the Natanz
Aqazadeh said the installment of new advanced centrifuges will increase the capacity of the Natanz facility in fueling nuclear reactors by 250 percent.
He also said so far about 7,000 centrifuges have
been installed at the Natanz facility. He predicted that during the fifth
development plan about 50,000 centrifuges will be operating at the plant.
President Ahmadinejad said on Thursday that Iran has succeeded to manufacture two new types of centrifuges which have a capacity "a few times higher than the current ones".
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