US House of Representatives passes bill to toughen sanctions on RussiaWorld July 26, 1:09
Diplomat blasts US media reports on Russia's alleged arms supplies to TalibanRussian Politics & Diplomacy July 25, 21:39
Putin, Iraqi vice-president discuss possible supplies of T-90 tanksMilitary & Defense July 25, 21:18
Sports minister hopes for Russia’s membership reinstatement with IAAF before 2018Sport July 25, 20:47
The highlights of 2017 FINA World ChampionshipsSport July 25, 19:37
IAAF to hear report on Russia’s reinstatement ahead of 2017 Athletics World ChampionshipSport July 25, 19:25
EU Council to discuss Nord Stream 2 project in SeptemberBusiness & Economy July 25, 19:13
Berlin preparing common European response to Siemens turbines supplies to Crimea — sourceBusiness & Economy July 25, 18:49
Finnish president: Dialog with Putin is direct and clearWorld July 25, 18:22
VIENNA, November 23. /TASS/. Russia and Iran are likely to complete removal of enriched uranium from Iran under the Iran-P5+1 nuclear deal by the yearend, a well-informed diplomatic source told TASS on Monday.
"This work will be done by the end of the year," the source said.
Under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) reached by Iran and the six international mediators (the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council and Germany) in Vienna in July, Tehran is to reduce its stock of 3.67-percent enriched uranium to 300 kilograms. Currently, this stock is estimated at ten tonnes.
Reduction of enriched uranium stocks is a mandatory term to switch to the implementation phase. By that day, Iran is to cut the number of running centrifuges to 6,100 first-generation ones. All other centrifuges are to be dismantled and stored under control of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). Enrichment activities will be allowed at 5.060 centrifuges at the facility in Nataz.
Apart from that, the IAEA will issue a report on disputable issues concerning possible military aspects of the Iranian nuclear program by December 15.
Another condition - signing of agreements on reconfiguration of a heavy water reactor in Arak - was implemented last week. Thus, by November 19, all the six powers had put their signatures under the document on the parameters of the reactor’s reconfiguration to rule out production of weapons-grade plutonium.