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Transportation of centrifuges from Natanz to Fordo plant is underway

Nuclear Program Materials 22 August 2011 14:35 (UTC +04:00)
Transportation of centrifuges from Natanz plant to Fordo plant is underway in accordance with international standards and under the IAEA control, Iranian state television's official website iribnews quotes the Head of Atomic Energy Organization of Iran Fereydoun Abbasi as saying.
Transportation of centrifuges from Natanz to Fordo plant is underway

Azerbaijan, Baku, Aug.22 / Trend /

Transportation of centrifuges from Natanz plant to Fordo plant is underway in accordance with international standards and under the IAEA control, Iranian state television's official website iribnews quotes the Head of Atomic Energy Organization of Iran Fereydoun Abbasi as saying.

Abbasi added that work at the Fordo plant continues and several centrifuges have been already transported from Natanz to Fordo. "We are not in hurry to accelerate the process of transportation and we try to carry out this process in accordance with all technical standards," Abbasi said.

In June 2011 Abbasi stated about increasing production of 20-percent enriched fuel in Fordo by three times and that this enrichment process will be carried out at Fordo plant. In September 2009 Iran informed the IAEA about construction of the Fordo plant.

Abbasi also said Iran is going to install 164-centrifuge cascades of new generation machines at Natanz and Fordo plants. "Uranium enrichment at Natanz will be stopped after its production increases by three times at Fordo," he said.

In November 2019 Iran announced about construction of 10 new plants for uranium enrichment.

The U.S. and other Western countries accuse Iran of developing nuclear weapons under cover of peaceful nuclear energy program. Tehran denies the charges, saying its nuclear program is aimed at covering the country's electricity needs. Iran insists that as a party to the Treaty on the Nonproliferation of Nuclear Weapons, it has every right to use nuclear technology for peaceful purposes. So far, the UN Security Council has adopted six resolutions to suspend the nuclear program Iran, four of which involve economic and some political sanctions against Iran, and two contain warnings.

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