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Iran to further enrich uranium

2010-02-08 13:08 BJT


The head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization, Ali Akbar Salehi, has confirmed the country will start to enrich 20 percent uranium beginning Tuesday.

Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has given instructions to produce more highly enriched uranium.

While visiting an exhibition of Iran's laser science and technology, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said the country will start working on enriching uranium to a purity of 20 percent.

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad speaks at an exhibition on laser technology in Tehran on February 7. (AFP/Atta Kenare)
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad speaks at an exhibition on
laser technology in Tehran on February 7. (AFP/Atta Kenare)