▲ Up
 
15:28 25-05-2015
MAIN Russian
About us On-line subscription
KazakhstanTajikistanUzbekistanKyrgyzstanTurkmenistanWorld
POLITICSBUSINESSINCIDENTSSOCIETYCULTURESPORTANALYSISSCIENCE
Iran completes process of eliminating enriched uranium

Bishkek (AKIpress) - _76405590_76405585 Iran has turned all of its enriched uranium closest to the level needed to make nuclear arms into more harmless forms, the UN nuclear agency says.

The conversion of its stock of 20%-enriched uranium was part of a deal to curb Iran's nuclear programme, BBC reports. 

The US said last week it would unblock $2.8bn in frozen Iranian funds in return for Iran's compliance.

A four-month extension to talks on Iran's nuclear ambitions was agreed on Friday between Iran and world powers.

The talks are aimed at persuading Iran to limit its nuclear programme in exchange for the lifting of sanctions.

The six world powers involved in the talks - the US, France, China, Russia, Germany and the UK - suspect Iran seeks atomic weapons, which Iran denies.

The country insists that it is enriching uranium for use in nuclear power stations and for medical purposes.

Correspondents say Iran's completion of eliminating its most worrying uranium stockpile is a promising sign that its leaders do not want to derail the diplomatic process.

A new report from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) says Iran is observing all of its other commitments as well.

Iran had more than 200kg of 20%-enriched uranium when the preliminary agreement to convert it was reached last November.

At 20%, enriched uranium can be converted quickly to arm a nuclear weapon and experts said 200kg was enough to make one nuclear warhead.


Twitterfacebookprint
13:47 21.07.2014
LATEST NEWS
15:21 There still remain circumstances in Afghanistan that could trigger a mass influx of refugees to Central Asian countries: UNHCR Regional Representative15:08 Nursultan Nazarbayev meets with American business magnate Stephen Wynn15:06 Experts discuss organization of TB control for next 10 years14:39 Ombudsman's Office: Forensic examination reappointed into alleged sexual abuse of two minors14:08 Central Bank of Uzbekistan denies suspension of currency exchanges14:00 Malaysian police find 139 suspected migrant graves13:38 Turkmen artists perform in Tokmok13:36 Over 400 illegal migrants from Uzbekistan detained in Kazakhstan13:31 Residents of Batken, Leilek districts complain about of sheep wool13:15 Delegation from Kuwait arrives13:06 Kyrgyzstan interested in expanding cultural cooperation with countries of Silk Road – Culture Ministry12:58 'Beautiful Mind' mathematician John Nash killed in crash12:43 Sharp depreciation of USD against TJS seen in Tajikistan12:33 Russian economists join Board of Directors of Kyrgyz-Russian Development Fund12:18 Iraq regains ground from Islamic State; mass deaths reported in Palmyra12:17 Budget expenditures forecasted to reach 131.5 bln som this year12:10 FAO signs partnership and liaison office agreement with Kazakhstan12:01 Kazakhstan to give $200,000 humanitarian aid to earthquake-hit Nepal11:40 Russian Prime Minister signs free trade zone deal between Eurasian Economic Union and Vietnam11:38 Vast majority of citizens consider corruption serious problem for state administration – study
Astana
+15° C
Ashgabat
+30° C
Bishkek
+21° C
Dushanbe
+19° C
Tashkent
+24° C
exchange rates
 
65.24
58.43
9.43
1.17
207.46
185.80
29.98
3.73
6.98
6.27
1.01
0.13
2710.18
2512.73
405.44
50.01
3.86
3.50
0.56
0.07

© AKIpress News Agency - 2001-2015. All rights reserved
Republication of any material is prohibited without a written agreement with AKIpress News Agency. Any citation must be accompanied by a hyperlink to www.akipress.com.
Our address:
Moskovskaya str. 189, Bishkek, the Kyrgyz Republic
e-mail: english@akipress.org, akipressenglish@gmail.com;
Tel/Fax: +996(312)90-07-75