UN: Iran Complying with Interim Nuke Deal

August 20, 2014

             On August 20, the U.N. nuclear watchdog reported that Iran has continued to meet its commitments under the interim deal that was implemented in January and extended through November. Iran has halted its most sensitive activities and rolled back its program in other key areas. The following are excerpts from the latest monthly report.

 
            The Agency confirms that since 20 January 2014, Iran has
 
• not enriched uranium above 5 % U-235 at any of its declared facilities
 
• not operated cascades [of centrifuges] in an interconnected configuration at any of its declared facilities
 
• completed the dilution – down to an enrichment level of no more than 5% U-235 – of half of the nuclear material that had been in the form of UF6 enriched up to 20% U-235 on 20 January 2014.
 
• 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
 
• had no process line to reconvert uranium oxide back into UF6 at FPFP
 
• had 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;
 
• fed 1505 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;
 
• continued to provide daily access to the enrichment facilities at Natanz and Fordow;
 
• provided regular managed access to centrifuge assembly workshops, centrifuge rotor
production workshops and storage facilities, and provided information thereon; and
 
provided, 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.
 
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