Tehran, March 10, (Rajanews) – The Start up operation of Iran's Pilot Fuel Enrichment Plant at Fordow by 2011 summer and the installation of two upgraded 164-centrifuge cascades (Cascades 4 and 5) in the R&D area of this nuclear facility in the near future are two important parts of this year February 25, Director General, Yokia Amano report about Iran, titled as "Implementation of the NPT Safeguards agreement and relevant provisions of Security Council resolutions in the Islamic Republic of Iran".
Amano, in his latest report about
Paragraph 19 of Amano report says that "In September 2009,
Amano, also reported in Paragraph 21 that "the agency acknowledged FFEP facilities construction continues. Until 2011 February19, no centrifuge entered these facilities. Environmental samples results from FFEP until 2010 February did not show the existence of enriched uranium.
Iran's decision to make a research and development pilot section in Fordow and the injection of nuclear materials to the cascades by 2001 summer are two important stories in paragraph 19 and 21 of IAEA February 25 report. The purpose of this enrichment pilot is the production of UF enriched up to 5.0% U-235UF6. The establishment of this research and development section in Fordow means that the centrifuge machines will enter FFEP by this summer. Therefore, in addition to Natanz Enrichment Plant,
Paragraph 17 of IAEA report, also includes an important news and adds that" In an updated DIQ for PFEP submitted to the Agency on 19 January 2011, Iran indicated that it would install two new 164-centrifuge cascades (Cascades 4 and 5) in the R&D area. These two cascades, one of which will comprise IR-4 centrifuges and the other IR-2m centrifuges, will be fed with natural UF."
What IAEA reports in Paragraph 17, is the fact that, for the first time,
"Iran's new generation of centrifuges, not only will increase its enrichment speed but also allows it to continue enrichment at a relatively smaller facility," Speaking to Washington Post, Institute for Science and International Security president, David Albright said.