Wednesday, April 18, 2007

ISIS Publishes IAEA Letter to Iran's Representative

The International Atomic Energy Agency Communication dated 18 April 2007 to the Resident Representative of the Islamic Republic of Iran is now available on the Institute for Science and International Security's (ISIS) website.

ISIS has obtained a copy of a letter dated August 18, 2007 from the IAEA to Ambassador Ali Asghar Soltanieh, Iran's representative to the IAEA. The communication notes that Iran has informed the IAEA that it has put into operation eight cascades at the Fuel Enrichment Plant at Natanz and that some uranium hexafluoride (UF6) has been introduced into the cascades. ISIS understands that the quantity of UF6 introduced at this time is small and that the cascades are operating under low pressure, indicating that Iran is at an early stage of enrichment in the cascades. The letter also urges Iran to allow the IAEA to conduct "design information verification" inspections at the Arak reactor, currently under construction, at the earliest opportunity. View the letter

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