higher purity of the enriched uranium Iran needs to continue relevant medical research.
TEHRAN, January 1 (Reporter Du Yuan Jiang Heguang sea) 1, Atomic Energy Organization of Iran on its official Web site said in a statement , the organization researchers have successfully produced and tested its first Iranian -made nuclear fuel rods .
The statement said , While the use of natural uranium fuel rods are made . Iran during all the preliminary tests, the fuel rods While this has been installed for medical research on Tehran’s nuclear reactor core , in order to further test its performance .
January 2011 , when he was Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization Xisalixi announced that Iran has achieved self-produced nuclear fuel plates and rods , master of the Western countries that Iran does not have the technology. However, this statement by the United States and Britain and other countries questioned.
Tehran’s nuclear reactor was in the 1950s the product of US-Iraq bilateral nuclear cooperation , initially provided by the U.S. highly enriched uranium as fuel. In 1979 after the establishment of the Islamic Republic of Iran , Iraq deterioration of bilateral relations , the U.S. refused to supply nuclear fuel to Iran , Iran will depend on fuel imports from Argentina to maintain the operation of nuclear reactors . Iranian officials have repeatedly said that Tehran has a nuclear reactor fuel is running out of inventory , higher purity of the enriched uranium Iran needs to continue relevant medical research.