Iran receives uranium from Russia

A nuclear facility in Iran

Iran will receive 149-tons of uranium from Russia as the final process of the nuclear deal with world powers, the Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran (AEOI) said on Tuesday.

Speaking to Fars News Agency, “The first shipment arrived on 26 January by plane and the last will arrive Tuesday,” AEOI chief Ali Akbar Salehi said.

According to the nuclear deal signed with the USA, Britain, China among others, Iran has the right to enrich uranium to a level of 3.5% and sell it abroad. Low-enriched uranium can be used for civilian purposes, including power generation and medical research.

“Iran has imported 359 tons of concentrated uranium, also known as yellowcake, since the nuclear deal came into effect in January 2016,” said Salehi.

Under the deal, which was authorised by the United States, Britain, France, Russia, China and Germany, Iran is allowed to run around 5,000 “IR-1” centrifuges and has been testing more advanced models that can produce greater quantities of enriched uranium.