Iran has no problems in yellowcake production
Iran's ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Ali Asghar Soltaniyeh announced that uranium processing plant in Isfahan operates without any problems. "Our uranium mines are working and we will be able to produce yellowcake on our own," ISNA reported.
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is an international organization that seeks to promote the peaceful use of nuclear energy and to inhibit its use for military purposes. It was established by the UN as autonomous organization in 1957. The IAEA's programs encourage the development of the peaceful applications of nuclear technology, provide international safeguards against its misuse, and facilitate the application of safety measures in its use
"Iran does not have any problems with regard to yellowcake," Soltaniyeh said.
Yellowcake (also called urania) is a kind of uranium concentrate obtained from leach solutions, in an intermediate step in the processing of uranium ores. It is converted to gas once it is heated up to 69 degrees of Celsius.
It may also be enriched, by being converted to uranium hexafluoride gas (UF6), by isotope separation through gaseous diffusion or in a gas centrifuge to produce enriched uranium suitable for use in weapons and reactors.
One hundred members of the non-aligned movement backed development of Iran's nuclear program. Their statement will be made at the UN Security Council meeting by the Cuban ambassador and will be included at the IAEA report.
The Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) is an international organization of states considering themselves not formally aligned with or against any major power bloc.
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