Iranian FM, negotiating team visit Fordo, Natanz N. sites

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif along with the country’s team of negotiators visited Fordo and Natanz uranium enrichment facilities in Central Iran on Monday.

During the visit, Zarif and his accompanying group appreciated the efforts made by the Iranian scientists and personnel working in the two nuclear sites, and laid emphasis on continued peaceful activities in using the nuclear know-how.

They were also informed of the trend of activities at the two nuclear facilities.

Fordo enrichment facility hosts Iran’s uranium enrichment to the purity level of 20% which is needed for fueling a research reactor in Tehran which produces radioisotopes for medical purposes.

After Iran and the six world powers struck a transient deal last November, the western media claimed that Iran’s new president Hassan Rouhani is willing to shut down its nuclear facility if the West agrees to lift Islamic republic’s sanctions.

Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi strongly rejected western media reports claiming that Tehran has raised a proposal to the West to close its Fordo underground uranium enrichment facility near the Central city of Qom for lifting sanctions against the country.

“The closure of Fordo site is a sheer lie,” Salehi told reporters at the end of a cabinet meeting in Tehran in September 2013.

Also Natanz enrichment facility is in Central Iran. Both Natanz and Fordo are working under the supervision of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

By Fars News Agency


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