IAEA report reaffirms Iran’s commitment

TEHRAN, Apr. 21 (MNA) – The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) monthly report on Iran’s nuclear program indicates that Iran has respected all terms of its interim agreement with 5+1 known as Joint Plan of Action.

Here is the full text of the report:

GOV/INF/2015/8 Date: 20 April 2015

Status of Iran’s Nuclear Programme  in relation to the Joint Plan of Action

Report by the Director General

1.   1. As foreshadowed in GOV/2014/2, this report provides information on the status of the Islamic Republic of Iran’s (Iran’s) nuclear programme in relation to the “voluntary measures” that Iran has agreed to undertake as part of the Joint Plan of Action (JPA) agreed between the E3+3 and Iran on 24 November 2013. The JPA took effect on 20 January 2014, initially for a period of six months. On 24 July 2014, the JPA was extended until 24 November 2014, and on 24 November 2014 it was further extended until 30 June 2015.

2. The Agency confirms that since 20 January 2014, Iran has:

i. not enriched uranium above 5% U-235 at any of its declared facilities;

ii. not operated cascades in an interconnected configuration at any of its declared facilities;

iii. diluted – down to an enrichment level of no more than 5% U-235 – 108.4 kg of UF6 enriched up to 20% U-235;5

iv. fed 100 kg of UF6 enriched up to 20% U-235 into the conversion process at the Fuel Plate Fabrication Plant (FPFP) for conversion into uranium oxide;

v. had no process line to reconvert uranium oxides back into UF6 at FPFP;

vi. not made “any further advances” to its activities at the Fuel Enrichment Plant (FEP), the Fordow Fuel Enrichment Plant (FFEP) or the Arak reactor (IR-40 Reactor), including the manufacture and testing of fuel for the IR-40 Reactor;

vii. provided an updated Design Information Questionnaire (DIQ) for the IR-40 Reactor and concluded with the Agency a safeguards approach for the reactor6 (based on the updated DIQ and the safeguards measures agreed on 5 May 2014);

viii. fed 2720 kg of UF6 enriched up to 5% U-235 into the conversion process at the Enriched UO2 Powder Plant (EUPP) for conversion into uranium oxide;7

ix. continued its safeguarded enrichment R&D practices at the Pilot Fuel Enrichment Plant (PFEP), without accumulating enriched uranium;

x. not carried out reprocessing related activities at the Tehran Research Reactor (TRR) and the Molybdenum, Iodine and Xenon Radioisotope Production (MIX) Facility or at any of the other facilities to which the Agency has access; xi. provided information and managed access to the uranium mine and mill at Gchine,8 to the Saghand Uranium Mine9 and the Ardakan Uranium Production Plant;10

xii. continued to provide daily access to the enrichment facilities at Natanz and Fordow;

xiii. provided regular managed access to centrifuge assembly workshops, centrifuge rotor production workshops and storage facilities, and provided information thereon; and

xiv. provided,11 in relation to enhanced monitoring, the following:

  • plans for nuclear facilities and a description of each building on each nuclear site;
  • descriptions of the scale of operations being conducted for each location engaged in specified nuclear activities; and
  • information on uranium mines and mills, and on source material.

3.  In addition, the Agency confirms that since 24 July 2014, Iran has:

i. used 40.2 kg of U3O8, converted from UF6 enriched up to 20% U-235, for the manufacture of fuel items for TRR;12,13

ii. used 0.084 kg of U3O8, converted from UF6 enriched up to 20% U-235, for the manufacture of miniature fuel plates for Mo99 production;14 and

iii. diluted about 4118 kg of UF6 enriched up to 2% U-235 to the level of natural uranium

By Mehr News Agency