Friday, May 25, 2012

No Compromise on 20-Percent Enrichment – Friday Prayers Imam

Ayatollah Ahmad Khatami, a Tehran’s Friday Prayers Imam, said in his sermons today that Iran will keep its 20-percent uranium enrichment program intact [Fars News Agency, 25 May].

“I speak on behalf of the Iranian nation that they will not be held to ransom,” the influential senior cleric added.

Khatami was referring to a demand by six major powers during the unsuccessful Baghdad Talks that Iran ends its production of the 20-percent nuclear fuel. The subject will be one of the key discussion points in Moscow during the talks in mid-June.

Iran enriches uranium to the 20 percent purity to provide fuel for Tehran's Research Reactor, which produces medical isotopes for cancer patients. The country already has a stockpile of the higher level fuel to feed the reactor for the next decade.


Anonymous said...

could not agree more !

Anonymous said...

Anon 9:15 AM

You must be Dariush.

Anonymous said...

This a classic case of give an inch they take a mile.
This isn't about 20% or even the original 5% but no enrichment.
Now the radiated mullahs claim it was an technical detail regarding the increase to 27% enrichment.
What next I wonder?
Maybe they will come out with some lame excuse and claim the bomb was accidentally produced?