Iranian envoys visit Fordo N. enrichment site

TEHRAN (FNA)- A delegation of Iranian ambassadors to foreign states and foreign ministry officials visited Fordo uranium enrichment facility in Central Iran on Monday.

The 50-strong Iranian diplomats toured different sections of the nuclear site, including the enrichment cycle and centrifuges, and also met with scientists and experts working there.

They were also informed of the trend of activities at the nuclear facility.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif along with the country’s team of negotiators had also visited Fordo and Natanz uranium enrichment facilities in Central Iran in October.

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.

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 in November 2013, the western media claimed that Iran’s new president Hassan Rouhani was willing to shut down its nuclear facility if the West agreed 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.

Natanz enrichment facility is also 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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