The enriched uranium
transferred to the United States will be placed into safe, secure storage at Y-12, and will be subsequently processed and downblended to low enriched uranium
5 metric tons of enriched uranium
by shipping to Iran 120 tons of uranium ore.
As Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi said earlier, Iran will get 140 tons of uranium ore from Russia in exchange for enriched uranium
Iran's nuclear facilities will continue their work and only production of 20 percent enriched uranium
will halt, the report added.
With Iran's current inventory of 20% enriched uranium
hexafluoride, he added, "they can turn it into the equivalent of nuclear weapon material in one month's time.
Removal of highly enriched uranium
has been going on at different sites including the Kharkiv Institute of Physics and Technology, where the U.
Albright said a nuclear weapon requires some 200 kilograms of enriched uranium
, and that if the enrichment continues at the current pace, Iran would be able to attain such a quantity of weapons-grade enriched uranium
in a relatively short time.
2bn has been paid by USEC to the Russian Federation for the SWU (separative work units) component of the low enriched uranium
delivered since 1995.
After that plan hit deadlock, Ahmadinejad ordered atomic chiefs to produce 20 percent enriched uranium
inside the country, in defiance of world powers which want Tehran to stop the sensitive process.
Tehran will receive the enriched uranium
from the Vienna Group, comprising of the United States, France, Russia and IAEA, in Turkey.
Iranian officials maintain Natanz has an annual capacity to produce about 30 tonnes of enriched uranium
Iran is ready to sit down at the negotiation table only if it receives a formal written proposal for the swap or sale of 20-percent enriched uranium
," Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast said on Monday.
Ahmadi-Nejad's latest pronouncement on the issue of enriched uranium
coincided with a call Feb 7 by US Defense Secretary Robert Gates for the international community to rally together to pressure Iran into abandoning its nuclear program.
According to him,Aahis countryAacould not let its Tehran Research Reactor, which needs 20-percent enriched uranium
, run out of fuel because it produces medical radioisotopes for some 850,000 patients in Iran.
5 per cent enriched uranium
hexafluoride gas into a cascade of centrifuges at a laboratory in Natanz.