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Iran halts uranium enrichment

10-24-2013 23:17 BJT

A senior Iranian member of parliament says Iran has halted its most sensitive uranium enrichment work.

Hossein Naqavi Hosseini said Iran had stopped enriching uranium above the five percent required for civilian power stations. He said the country already had all the 20 percent enriched fuel it needed for a medical research reactor in Tehran.

The International Atomic Energy Agency said it had no comment on Hosseini’s remarks for now.

In the past, Iranian MPs have made statements about Iran’s nuclear program that the government later denied.

Iran’s enrichment of uranium to levels of 20 percent is sensitive as it is a relatively short technical step to increase that to the 90 percent needed for making a nuclear warhead. Tehran denies allegations that it is seeking the capability to produce nuclear arms.


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