Monday, May 31, 2010

IAEA Report on Iran

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in its latest report on Iran's nuclear program, said Iran has already produced at least 5.7 kg (12.5 pounds) of higher (20 percent) enriched uranium using its LEU produced in Natanz [AFP, 31 May].

“On April 7, 2010, Iran withdrew 5.7 kilograms of UF6 (uranium hexafluoride) from the first cascade” in Natanz, the report said. “According to Iran, this UF6 was enriched to 19.7 percent."

The real amount of higher-enriched uranium produced is expected to be more by now, as the 5.7 kg was produced in early April, with 100 grams per day produced on daily basis [AFP, 31 May].

IAEA’s report also raises concern that the Iranian program might have a military component.

"Based on an overall analysis of all the information available, the agency remains concerned about the possible existence in Iran of past or current undisclosed nuclear related activities, involving military related organizations,” the reports said. [Some of those activities] “were related to the development of a nuclear payload for a missile. There are indications that certain of these activities may have continued beyond 2004."

IAEA will be referring its report to the UN Security Council for consideration. UNSC is expected to approve a fourth round of sanctions against Iran over its nuclear program.


Mark Pyruz said...

Here is the IAEA Director-General’s report on the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Anonymous said...

iran will increase his 20% by 4 times in next comming month as iaea know that around 9000 center fuses has been ready to run corrently near 4000 is active that left 5000 more wait for next round of section take place secoundly other 164 center fuzes set for 20% to run by this week or so by end of next 2 month ir3 would be set up which is 6 to 7 times faster than current speed realisticly is empossible to stop iran case the more you push the better they get.

Anonymous said...

Nothing new but I am sure every body in the West shall try and bedevil this report to push Israel out of the spotlight.