MOSCOW, April 14 – RIA Novosti. Iran hopes to get 60% uranium next week, Iranian Permanent Representative to International Organizations in Vienna Kazem Garib-Abadi said.
“The enrichment of UF6 (uranium fluoride) to 60% will be carried out in two cascades of IR-4 and IR-6 centrifuges at Natanz. The process modification has just begun, and we plan to accumulate the product next week,” Garib-Abadi wrote on Twitter.
Earlier, the official representative of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Behruz Kamalvandi said that preparations for uranium enrichment to 60% will begin on the evening of April 13 at the nuclear facility in Natanz, where the sabotage took place and where the disabled IR-1 centrifuges will be replaced with more powerful ones. of the same type. Iran has already informed the IAEA of its intention. In Iran, it was noted that uranium enriched to 60% is used in the production of molybdenum, which is necessary for the creation of radiomedical preparations.
The Iranian side announced on April 11 that an accident was recorded in the power distribution network at the nuclear facility in Natanz. The head of the Iranian Atomic Energy Organization, Ali Akbar Salehi, called the incident “a manifestation of nuclear terrorism.” The New York Times, citing sources, reported that the Natanz accident was caused by an explosion organized by the Israeli side. After that, the Iranian Foreign Minister also announced Israel's involvement in the incident.