IAEA Statement on Iranian Enrichment Announcement

2010/02

The following is a statement attributable to IAEA Spokesperson Gill Tudor:

"The IAEA can confirm that it has received a letter from the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) on 8 February 2010, in which the AEOI informed the Agency that production of less than 20% enriched uranium is being foreseen at the Pilot Fuel Enrichment Plant at Natanz for fuel for the Tehran Research Reactor.

"IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano noted with concern this decision, as it may affect, in particular, ongoing international efforts to ensure the availability of nuclear fuel for the Tehran Research Reactor.

"The Director General reiterated the Agency┬┤s readiness to play an intermediary role on the issue of the Tehran Research Reactor."

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