Iran makes first batch of higher enriched uranium
Thursday 11 February 2010
Iran has produced its first consignment of 20 per cent enriched uranium, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said today, two days after the Islamic state announced it had started making higher-grade atomic fuel.
He also said in a televised speech that Iran would in the near future treble output of the fuel, adding it was able to refine the material further at its Natanz enrichment plant.
"Right now at Natanz we have the capability to enrich uranium to much higher levels," the president told a huge crowd of flag-waving people in Tehran's Azadi Square, comments likely to add to Western concern about the Islamic state's nuclear ambitions.
"By God's grace ... it was reported that the first consignment of 20 percent enriched uranium was produced and was put at the disposal of the scientists," he told the crowd marking the 31st anniversary of the 1979 Islamic revolution.
"In the near future we will treble its production," Ahmadinejad added.
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