MP: Iran's Fordo nuclear power plant active, uranim enrichment continues fine

Iran Materials 30 September 2013 16:29 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, Sept. 30 / Trend, S. Isayev, T. Jafarov

Iranian parliament's Foreign Policy and National Security spokesman Esmail Kowsari said that country's Fordo nuclear power plant is working fine, despite rumors of its closure, Fars news agency reported.

Kowsari said that 12 MPs from two Iranian parliamentary commissions visited Fordo today, and observed its work. He added that the plant is working according to schedule, enriching uranium up to 20 percent, and all the centrifuges at the site are working fine.

He went on to note that the MPs visited the Fordo plant to inspect its work after some rumors came out from the western media during Iranian president Hassan Rouhani's visit to NY, that the Fordo plant has been shut down.

Earlier, Hossein Naqavi Hosseini, the spokesman of the National Security and Foreign Policy Commission, said that Head of the commission, Alaeddin Boroujerdi and other MPs from the commission will be going to Isfahan province as well.

The MPs were to observe the work of Natanz nuclear plant in Isfahan province, however Esmail Kowsari noted that the visit to Natanz will have to happen some other time, as the schedule of the officials doesn't allow them to continue.