Jan 21, 2014, 7:22 AM
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Salehi stresses Iran's nuclear rights

Tehran, Jan 21, IRNA – Head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization (IAEO) said right of enrichment is Iran's red line and our negotiating team has not crossed this line.

Ali Akbar Salehi, in a live TV program IRIB Channel 2 on Monday evening, said that upon joint action plan, Iran should implement a series of actions and the other side, simultaneously, should do the same.

Our actions were in two main parts of enrichment and Arak heavy water reactor.

He added Iran accepted to suspend production of 20 percent uranium for six months and two waterfalls in Natanz and four in Fordow disconnect their connection, which was done on Monday.

Salehi said that Arak Heavy water reactor is still in construction and equipment phase, so transferring heavy water to the reactor was not necessary, because it takes around two other years to complete construction works.

Upon our commitment, inspectors visited our actions and confirmed them.

Head of IAEO continued that the second part of our obligations were in sector of enrichment which was related to Isfahan site.

Isfahan site has enriched UF6, which is in form of gas and upon agreement from Monday operation to turn around half of the 196 kilograms reserved of UF6 by 20 percent enrichment into Oxide U3O8 or yellow cake started.

The rest of it, upon insistence of the other side, was agreed to become diluted, which would be around 400 to 450 kilograms of 5 percent enriched uranium.

Salehi said that six waterfalls 164 centrifuges were allocated to produce 20 percent uranium, while now 9 thousand centrifuges are producing 5 percent uranium, so Iran's atomic program has not stopped.