Iranian President: IAEA's last report on Iran is positive
The last IAEA report on Iran is positive compared to the previous reports, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was quoted by IRINN TV channel as saying.
"Unfortunately, the document does not reflect the full reality of the Iranian nuclear program. Nevertheless, we thank the agency for the report. It is a step towards rapprochement with Iran, Ahmadinejad said.
He added that the report revealed the details that should not be presented to the public.
IAEA Director General's report was sent on Nov. 23 to familiarize members of the board of governors in connection with the upcoming regular session of the governing body of the agency on December 2-3.
At present, the document stated that roughly 54 cascades, with a total of 8,426 centrifuges were assembled at the Fuel Enrichment Plant in Natanz. The total volume of the low-enriched uranium produced since 2007 reached 3,183 pounds by late October this year. The work was continued to produce low-enriched uranium with the degree of enrichment up to 20 percent at the experimental Fuel Enrichment Plant in Natanz. Iran produced a total of about 33 kilograms of uranium enriched up to 19.89 percent since the beginning of the process, i.e February 2010.
Moreover, the report says that Iran continues constructing the Fuel Enrichment Plant in Fordo near the city of Qom. It has recently announced that it has chosen the sites for new nuclear enrichment facilities. One of the units will be built in March 2011. However, Tehran has not provided the agency with the necessary information about the design and access yet in accordance with the Safeguards Agreement with IAEA and the additional provisions to it.
Iran continues building a heavy water reactor in Arak and the work associated with heavy water contrary to the relevant resolutions of the IAEA Board of Governors and UN Security Council.