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Iran halts 20 pct uranium enrichment

English.news.cn   2014-01-20 17:10:14

TEHRAN, Jan. 20 (Xinhua) -- Iran suspended 20 percent uranium enrichment in Natanz and Fordow nuclear enrichment sites on Monday to implement its obligations pursuant to the interim Geneva nuclear deal, an Iranian atomic official was quoted as saying by IRNA news agency.

The Director General of Atomic Energy Organization of Iran ( AEOI) for the agreements, Mohammad Amiri, said that "Iran also started dilution and oxidation process of 196 kilogram of its 20 percent enriched uranium stockpile," according to the report.

"From now on, the centrifuges which were used for producing 20 percent uranium enrichment will be used for enriching five percent uranium," Amiri was quoted as saying.

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