Iranian MP: Tehran continues 20% uranium enrichment

By JPOST.COM STAFF
October 26, 2013 17:42

An Iranian lawmaker on Saturday said the Islamic Republic has continued to enrich uranium to 20 percent purity level, contradicting a previous claim by another Iranian legislator that Tehran had halted the enrichment of near-weapons-grade uranium.

Iran's nuclear energy activities currently continue as they have in the past, Iran's semi-official Fars news agency cited Alaeddin Boroujerdi, chairman of the Iranian Parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission as saying.

On Tuesday, Hossein Naqavi Hosseini, a senior member of Iran's parliamentary national security commission, said Iran had stopped refining uranium above the 5 percent required for civilian power stations as it already had all the 20 percent enriched fuel it needed for the research reactor in Tehran.

Reuters contributed to this report.


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