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Iran finalizing designs for 20-percent fuel: AEOI Head

Source: ISNA

The Head of Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Fereydoon Abbasi Davani said the country is finalizing designs for production of fuel with 20 percent purity.

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The AEOI Chief continued, "Transferring centrifuges of Natanz site to Fordo nuclear facility is being carried out under observance of all standards."

"Fordo installments are being prepared and some centrifuges machines have been transferred. Transferring Natanz site's centrifuges to Fordo is following its logical process," he told reporters on the sidelines of cabinet meeting Sunday.

He added, "The major job that we need to deal with is prelaunch of Bushehr nuclear power plant which is advancing with good and desirable pace."

As regarding latest developments in producing fuel for Tehran research reactor, Abbasi noted, "It is being produced and mechanical discussions have been accomplished. We are finalizing our designs for the project."

He added, "Some pieces of equipment are being installed and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is monitoring the installment of the facilities and our activities for generation of 20 percent enriched fuel for Tehran research reactor."

Abbasi added there is no problem in this regard and the project is pursuing its normal procedure.

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