Iran produces nuclear fuel for Tehran research reactor

Photo: Iran produces nuclear fuel for Tehran research reactor / Iran

Iranian experts managed to produce fuel supplies for the Tehran research reactor after enriching uranium to the purity level of 20%, sources announced on Sunday, adding that the home-produced fuel plates will soon be loaded into the reactor which is used for producing radioisotopes for medical use.

A report released by "The Nuclear Iran" website said the country has "finalized production of the 20-percent-enriched fuel for the Tehran research reactor" thanks to the efforts made by a number of Iranian nuclear scientists and through relying on home grown know-how and technology, Fars reported.

The achievement came while the western states refrained from supplying nuclear fuel to Iran.

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