Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Director Fereidoon Abbasi vowed today that Iran will “decisively” continue uranium enrichment.
“Despite the sanctions, it is more likely that we will have a considerable growth in the (operation of) centrifuge machines this year and we will continue (uranium) enrichment decisively,” Abbasi said. (IRIB, 28 November)
Abbasi also announced that the work at Arak heavy water reactor is advancing on schedule.
“I determinedly announce that the (work in) the Arak reactor plant is advancing according to the schedule and without any problem,” he said. “All the equipment which are needed for the preparation of the reactor have been purchased from the market." (Mehr News Agency, 28 November)
The semi-official ISNA news agency also reported today that Iran has reloaded fuel in Bushehr nuclear power plant after a temporary removal of it. The IAEA had said in a report that Iran unloaded fuel from the reactor core of Bushehr power plant in October. Abbasi said today that all problems at Bushehr have been resolved and he expects the power reactor to go operational soon.