Iran Enriching 9 Grams of 60% Enriched Uranium Per Hour
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran produces 9 grams of uranium with 60% level of enrichment per hour, Head of the country’s Atomic Energy Organization (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi said on Friday.
“Currently, 9 grams of 60% enriched uranium is being produced per hour and 20% enriched uranium will also be produced at the same time, Salehi said on Friday.
The AEOI Chief stressed that the Iranian scientists’ success to achieve 60% enrichment “was a great step to implement parliament’s law approved in December to counter sanctions.”
"We can produce uranium with any level of purity if needed", he emphasized.
His comments came days after an incident was reported at a part of the power network of the Natanz nuclear facility on Sunday morning.
The incident at the power distribution network of Shahid Ahmadi Roshan facility in Natanz has been blamed on Israel. While Tel Aviv officials have made implicit confession of the terrorist attack, the Israeli state and private media have acknowledged Mossad's leading role in the attack.
Iranian officials have vowed retaliation against perpetrators, specially Israel.
In relevant remarks on Friday, Iran’s Parliament Speaker Mohammad-Baqer Qalibaf announced that the country’s nuclear scientists have managed to produce 60-percent enriched uranium.
“I announce proudly that at 00:40 last night young and God-believing Iranian scientists achieved uranium product with 60% enrichment,” Qalibaf wrote in a tweet on Friday.
"I congratulate the brave people of the Islamic Iran on this success; the willpower of the Iranian people is miraculous and will foil any plot."