Iran planning to produce fuel for nuclear reactors
Deputy Foreign Minister Seyyed Abbas Araqchi said on Monday that Iran's nuclear program includes producing nuclear fuel for six reactors within a 15-year period, IRNA reported.
'Most countries' development plans are for 10 years, but we will probably present a 15-year nuclear development plan to the agency (IAEA), based on which at the end of the program Iran will be producing one million SU's of nuclear fuel, which will be sufficient for running five to six nuclear reactors,' he told a parliamentary meeting.
He also said that in accordance with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Iran will have restriction in manufacturing new machines for eight years, but after the 8th year based on its own plans, Iran will begin making IR6 and IR8 enrichment machines.
'Meanwhile between the 14th and the 15th years, we will be producing one million SU's of nuclear fuel, keeping in mind that 190,000 SU's of nuclear fuel is sufficient for running one reactor and by the end of the 15th year when our IR8 centrifuges will be working at full capacity, we will be producing fuel for 5 to 6 reactors.