Iran hasn't begun industrial uranium enrichment - Rosatom
( Itar-Tass ) - Russia's Rosatom Federal Agency for Nuclear Energy does not believe that Iran has begun industrial uranium enrichment, Rosatom director Sergei Kiriyenko told a news conference in Tokyo on Thursday.
"Judging by the statements, Iran has increased the number of centrifuges. Can it be called the level of industrial production? Rosatom specialists say "no," Kiriyenko said.
He noted that industrial enrichment implied not only an increase in the number of centrifuges, but their effective operation, "which is a very difficult technological process."
At the same time, Kiriyenko noted that Russia was worried about the situation.
"We take Iranian statements and actions very seriously," he underlined.
The Rosatom director also noted that Russia "is categorically opposed to Iran's developing nuclear weapons. "It's inadmissible. But be think that the problem should be resolved diplomatically," Kirieynko said, reminding that Iran's nuclear problem is within the competence of the UN Security Council.