Iran restarts uranium fuel conversion: Diplomats
Vienna: Diplomats say Iran has started changing some nuclear material that could be used for weapons into another form but in amounts too small to reduce concerns about its atomic program.
They say it is changing small amounts of 20-percent uranium into reactor fuel. That 20 percent material is only a technical step away from weapons-grade uranium.
Tehran last year converted close to 100 kilograms (220 pounds) of 20-percent uranium into reactor fuel before stopping.
The diplomats said today conversion had restarted but remains vastly outpaced by 20-percent production.
Experts estimate that Iran could have enough 20-percent uranium for one bomb by summer if further enriched.
The diplomats are close to the International Atomic Energy Agency. They demanded anonymity because they are not authorized to discuss the issue.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Know how long Sonu Nigam sang on the streets for the ‘beggar’ video
- Know what Irrfan Khan has to say about Marathi blockbuster ‘Sairat’
- Louis van Gaal axed by Manchester United as Jose Mourinho waits in wings
- President Pranab Mukherjee sets off on 4-day visit to China today
- Will Mika Singh's guest appearance on 'The Kapil Sharma Show' cost him 'Comedy Nights LIVE'?