Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Iran's Nuclear Spokesman: 1Million SWUs Enrichment Capacity needed & Available.

Iran's Nuclear Spokesman: 1mln SWUs Enrichment Capacity needed & Available. (Fars).

Spokesman of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Behrouz Kamalvandi underlined that the recently struck deal would not prevent the country from producing 1,000,000 SWUs (Separative Work Units) of enriched uranium in the long run.

Speaking to Iran's state radio on Wednesday, Kamalvandi referred to Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei's rejection of the world powers' demand from Iran to suffice to a 10,000 SWU enrichment capacity as well as his emphasis on Iran's definite need to 190,000 SWUs enrichment power, and said a precise interpretation of the leader's statements shows that he meant a 190,000-SWU enrichment capacity is needed only for the Bushehr nuclear power plant irrespective to the country's other needs.

"The prospects considered by the Supreme Leader includes 1,000,000 SWUs annually which can of course be materialized in the long run and therefore, we don’t think of just 190,000 SWUs," he added, reminding that Iran plans to build many more power plants and would, hence, need a million SWUs to produce nuclear fuel for them in future.

In relevant remarks in April, Kamalvandi said that "the Islamic Republic of Iran plans to produce at least 190,000 SWUs (Separative Work Units) of nuclear fuel at the industrial scale, while we also think about 1,000,000 SWUs, which will be needed to fuel 5 power plants like Bushehr (nuclear power plant)".

"This is the reason why we have inked an agreement with the Russians to construct two nuclear power plants for the generation of electricity while the Chinese will also enter this arena soon," he added.

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