Iran transfers uranium compound to Fordow nuclear facility

Wednesday, 2019-11-06 17:52:03
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Iran transferred 2,000 kg of Uranium Hexafluoride (UF6) to Fordow nuclear facility on Wednesday (November 6), official IRNA news agency reported.

Following the order of the Iranian president and Iran's Supreme Council of National Security, the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran transferred 2,000 kg of UF6 to the feeding hall of the Fordow nuclear facility on Wednesday, according to IRNA.

The relocation of UF6 was carried out under the supervision of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), it said.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday announced the country's fourth step to reduce its commitments to the 2015 landmark nuclear deal, also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

He said that Iran will start to inject gas into the centrifuges installed in Fordow on Wednesday.

Since May, Iran has made moves to build stockpiles of nuclear fuel and enrich low-grade uranium to a higher level of purity, and has started up advanced centrifuges to boost the country's stockpile of enriched uranium, which had been restricted by the accord.

Iran's moves are a reaction to the US unilateral withdrawal from the deal last year and the re-imposition of sanctions against Iran.

Xinhua