Iran installing new machines to increase enrichment

Nuclear Program Materials 11 November 2019 12:12 (UTC +04:00)

TEHRAN, Iran, Nov.11


Installation of new machines will increases the enrichment capacities, spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran.

"In the third step, by installing new equipment, we expect to increase enrichment to1 million SWU from the current 252,000 SWU. Today, we have more than 500,000 kilograms of reserved fuel that increases every day," said Behrouz Kamalvandi, Trend reports citing ILNA.

"The other side should acknowledge the fourth step; our steps are not only technical steps; the aim is that the other side returns to its commitments," the spokesman said.

"The European Union recently held several meetings on the security and nuclear cooperation, but the process is done with some; the Europeans can decide faster about their commitments," Kamalvandi added.

"The Europeans are not in a position to take the issue of Iran's steps in enrichment to Security Council, since they are in debt to us over their commitments. We have waited for a year, and the decision was made accordingly. It is natural that we move toward new steps, if they do not stay committed to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action," he said.

The official has emphasized the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action will be preserved as a whole.

Iran has resumed uranium enrichment at its underground Fordow facility, taking the next step. The Iranian president, Hassan Rouhani said last week that the step is reversible. Iran's Atomic Energy Organization announced on Nov. 7 that uranium gas had successfully been injected into 1,044 centrifuges, in the presence of UN inspectors.