Kremlin believes political resolve will eventually produce Russia-Japan peace dealRussian Politics & Diplomacy April 27, 16:21
Kremlin rejects reports of St. Petersburg iconic cathedral transfer approved by presidentRussian Politics & Diplomacy April 27, 16:15
Kremlin warns against actions that may fan tensions over SyriaRussian Politics & Diplomacy April 27, 16:13
Russia’s next-generation strategic bomber to perform debut flight by 2025Military & Defense April 27, 15:17
Russia’s Black Sea Fleet ship sinks after collision near Turkey's BosphorusWorld April 27, 15:07
Putin welcomes steps towards cultivating Russia-Japan tiesRussian Politics & Diplomacy April 27, 14:56
Russia’s Kvyat is 'one of the most skilled racers' in F1 racing — Toro Rosso chiefSport April 27, 14:20
Ukrainian army holds military drills close to CrimeaMilitary & Defense April 27, 13:14
Press review: Planned Putin-Trump meeting and what may have prevented St. Petersburg blastPress Review April 27, 13:00
TEHRAN, October 24 (Itar-Tass) - Iran has stopped enriching uranium to 20%, the Islamic Republic's News Agency (IRNA) said on Thursday.
“Tehran has stopped enriching uranium to a level of purity higher than 5 percent ”, IRNA quoted the spokesman for the national security and foreign policy parliamentary Commission (NSFP), Hossein Naghavi Hosseini. as saying. “Iran possesses a sufficient amount of 20%-enriched uranium for conversion into fuel for its medical research reactor in Tehran”.
The spokesman said, however, that in the future Tehran will independently make a decision whether it wants higher than 5%-enriched uranium.
“There is no point in discussing this issue right now because the process of enrichment has been stopped anyway”, he added.
The Western powers have repeatedly stated that in order to convince the world it has no intention to develop nuclear weapons Iran should stop enriching uranium to 20%, as well as to give more publicity to its nuclear programme and to reduce uranium stockpiles.