AEOI head: Enriching uranium Iran’s certain right
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 24
By Rahim Zamanov - Trend: Enriching uranium is Iran's certain right, head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran Ali Akbar Salehi said on Sunday.
Iran will continue to produce 5-percent enriched uranium, the Tabnak News Agency quoted Salehi as saying.
Salehi went on to note that Iran had previously requested the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to provide the country with 20-percent enriched uranium, but when the international body rejected the request and set conditions, Iranian youth started to work on the project and they proved that they are capable of removing any obstacles related to Iran's nuclear technology.
Iran and six world powers reached a breakthrough deal early on Sunday on Tehran's nuclear program. The two sides have signed a joint "plan of action".
Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that based on the agreement in Geneva, the P5+1 has pledged to not impose additional sanctions against Iran during the next six months and would suspend some existing sanctions.
He also explained that based on the agreement, the number of centrifuges in Natanz and Fordo sites would not change.
In this regards, Zarif said that Iran will not transfer the 20-per cent enriched uranium to abroad, adding that the country will convert them into reactor-ready fuel