AEOI head:
AEOI head

Tehran (IP) - The Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran has said that the country will produce 9kg of enriched uranium with 20% purity a month at Fordow nuclear facility.

Iran PressIran News: "Iran managed to re-launch production line for 20% enriched uranium within 24 hours," the head of AEOI, Ali Akbar Salehi said on Tuesday, speaking at the commemoration ceremony of Martyr Fakhrizadeh.

The head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran said that the activities of the Atomic Energy Organization were expanding and no part of the organization had been stagnant. He also said: "The main building of the Atomic Energy Organization was named after the Martyr Fakhrizadeh."

The head of the Atomic Energy Organization said that this year the production of yellowcake will be between 35 and 40 tons, adding: "This means that Iran has increased the production of yellowcake 8 times."

Salehi stated: "The Atomic Energy Organization of Iran has about 20,000 personnel and extensive activities such as the construction of a power plant on the agenda. Construction of two nuclear power plants in Bushehr is underway, which is the largest industrial project in the country at 10 billion dollars."

Salehi, stating that these activities are becoming more widespread day by day, noted: "In the construction of the Arak research reactor, heavy water, and various uses of heavy water, many activities have been done. In the construction of the Ion Therapy Center, which we have in Alborz province, it will be the largest hospital in Iran and West Asia, and perhaps the center will be unique in the region. The equipment for this center worths 200 million Euros and its building is 1000 billion Tomans." 

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"We have a Tetra Radiopharmaceutical Center, which will be the largest facility in West Asia, and a 37,000-meter research center is being set up," he said

"We will be the largest producer of radiopharmaceuticals in ​​Asia, and now that we are working with limited facilities and resources, we are exporting drugs to 10 to 11 countries," he added.

The head of the Atomic Energy Organization said: "We are currently installing one thousand IR2M centrifuges, but 2 machine cascade have been installed and are working. We proceed according to the parliament ratification and install these centrifuges even earlier than the legal deadline."

Salehi said: "According to the parliament ratification, we have to produce one thousand IR6 centrifuges in one year, now we are preparing the raw materials for it."


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