Iran Says Uranium Facility Almost Complete

A uranium conversion facility in Iran is nearing completion, a top official said Sunday, only days after European countries offered a deal in which Iran would reportedly have to give up all nuclear activities. State-run radio quoted Mohammed Ghannadi, second in charge of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, as saying the Isfahan uranium conversion facility in central Iran was nearing completion. “The Isfahan UCF facility is operational by 70 percent right now,” Ghannadi told 21 lawmakers during a visit to the plant, which Iranian officials said was inaugurated in March. Ghannadi was quoted as saying 21 of 24 workshops have been commissioned at the facility, which converts uranium powder called yellow cake into hexafluoride gas, a stage prior to enrichment. He did not elaborate.Full Story

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