Wednesday, April 9, 2008 at 06:33PM
The deputy head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, Hossein Faghihian, has said that Iran will inaugurate a new uranium ore concentrate production plant in Ardakan, central Iran.
According to The International Herald Tribune the plant takes uranium ore and turns it into a concentrate known as yellowcake in an initial step in the process to produce nuclear fuel. This new facility is expected to be completed by next March, when the plant will begin producing 70 tons of yellowcake per annum.
Mr Faghihian is quoted as saying:
"With the inauguration of the facility, the country's needs for uranium ore concentrate will be met."
Iran continues to state that its nuclear programme is for the generation of electricity and not for the purpose of building nuclear weapons. The United States continues to be suspicious of Iran’s motives and thus the tension continues. We would like to see a world where nuclear energy is available to all who need it without the worry that comes with it regarding nuclear weapons. One day, maybe!
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