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Iran has produced several kilos of 20% enriched nuclear fuel

Source: Mehr News Agency, Tehran

Iran has produced several kilos of uranium enriched to a purity of 20 percent to power its medical research reactor, the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) director announced on Wednesday.

However, Ali Akbar Salehi declined to state how many kilos have been produced.

Speaking to reporters, he said good news on how the country will produce fuel for the research reactor will be announced in the next few months.

He went on to say that Tehran is still ready exchange its low enriched fuel for fuel rods, although Iran itself is capable of producing fuel rods.

Elsewhere in his remarks, he said the 5+1 group (the U.S., Britain, France, China, Russia and Germany) and Iran have each presented a package of proposals and that Iran will hold talks with the 5+1 group based on the common points in these two packages, which include global nuclear disarmament and nuclear non-proliferation as well as Iran's nuclear issue.

Nevertheless, Tehran must wait to see if the 5+1 group will enter talks with Tehran in a fair manner, he noted.

He added that there are two camps in the West dealing with Iran's nuclear dossier: One group is sensible and is trying to resolve the issue in a dignified way, but the other one -- which is influenced by international Zionism and whose existence is dependent on international turbulence -- is trying to undermine efforts of the sensible camp through its U.S. lobby.

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