Iran loads the forth batch of 20 percent refined nuclear fuel into Tehran reactor
Azerbaijan, Baku, July 22/Trend, corr. D.Khatinoglu/
The forth part of 20 percent-enriched uranium was loaded to 5 megawatt-thermal Tehran's Research Reactor (TRR), The head of the Iranian Atomic Energy Organization Fereydoun Abbasi Davani said.
According to IRNA report, Abbasi added that Iran's 20 percent-refined uranium stockpile is a little more than what IAEA reported earlier.
According to International Atomic Energy Agency's (IAEA) latest report, Iran holds above 140 kg 20-percent enriched uranium.
Abbasi said that Iran would continue to enrich more 20 percent-refined uranium under supervision of IAEA.
Iran succeeded in loading the first batch of its home-made uranium rods into the Tehran research reactor in February 2012.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad unveiled that his country succeeded in producing domestically 20-percent enriched nuclear fuel for Tehran's research reactor.
The Iranian 50-year old Amirabad reactor was supplied with 20 per cent enriched uranium fuel worth $5 million purchased in 1990 from Argentina last time.