JCPOA secures nuclear propulsion for Iran

MNA– AEOI spokesperson has said Iran will be able to develop nuclear propulsion technology under provisions of JCPOA.

Mr. Behrouz Kamalvandi who was speaking to Arabic language Al-Alam TV on Monday, said that nuclear program encompassed diverse fields as mineral exploration and extraction, enrichment chain, residue management, applications in medicine, agriculture, and industry; “it is a fact that JCPOA restricted the enrichment capacity; however, it also practically allowed working of thousands of centrifuges, with next-generation centrifuges joining the cascades; we predict that by next 15 years, when restrictions are lifted on Iran’s nuclear program, the country will be self-sufficient in terms of production of nuclear fuel which will be still a feat with such slow a pace as present,” he told the Al-Alam program.

“The overall program has made significant progress; we have a prospect of generation of 20,000mW electricity from the nuclear reactors; JCPOA exerts no restriction on UF6 production, and only in the next step, the pace of enrichment is restricted with 50 centrifuges; this would not mean that activities before this borderline are restricted,” he emphasized. “UF6 produced inside is exported and we receive yellow cake of proportionate amount; in terms of reactor facilities, we plan to save Tehran reactor working through fuel produced domestically and also feed Arak reactor as well; we have a long-term vision of producing large-scale reactor fuel.”

Kamalvandi also touched an important case of nuclear propulsion for ships and submarines; “the Islamic Republic of Iran is now a modest power in having fleets; in the long run, the country will require propulsion options; propulsions would use different range of enriched fuel; thus, we would never set aside 20-percent enrichment capacity since we would not attain 95-per cent enrichment; this is important that reactors work well with these ranges,” he told Al-Alam.

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