Iran increases enriched uranium reserves
Azerbaijan, Baku, Feb. 25, D.Khatinoglu/
Iran's 3.5 percent-enriched uranium reserves reached 95.4 kg, while its 19.75 percent-enriched uranium reserves increased up to 5,441 kg, Iranian Ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Ali Asghar Soltanieh said.
IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano said on his Fiday report that Iran has not halted enriching uranium despite the UN sanctions and the probable military dimensions of Iran's nuclear program remains as the main concern.
Amano on his previous report published in November 2011 said that Iran owns about 70 kg of 20-percentage enriched uranium.
Iran decided to make 20-percentage enriched uranium to supply fuel for its 5-Megawatt Amirabad Nuclear Research Centre in Tehran.
Iran had another secret enrichment plant, Fordo, into the heart of mountains which was revealed in September 2009.
Iran announced earlier that it is preparing to move its advanced centrifuges to Fordo to boost producing 20-percetage uranium, which caused another concern on Iran's nuclear activities.
For making nuclear warhead uranium gas (UF6) should be enriched above 95 percent.
United Nation Security Council has adopted four rounds of resolutions to force Tehran to halt its uranium enrichment activities.
The west countries are worried about Iran's nuclear activities, but Iran announces its nuclear activities are aimed at electricity generation and peaceful goals.
Two rounds of negotiations between Iran and IAEA's delegation during a month failed, Amano said on Feb.24.