President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Comments on 20% Enriched Uranium

February 11, 2010

Weapon Program: 

  • Nuclear

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President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said that Iran managed to deliver the first batch of 20 percent fuel on Wednesday to produce isotopes.

"Under god's grace, the first batch of 20 percent uranium was delivered to Tehran reactor yesterday," said President Ahmadinejad in an address to large crowd of people at Tehran's Azadi Square on the 31st anniversary of the Islamic Revolution's triumph anniversary.

He said in the near future the amount of the fuel delivery will increase three-fold.

He invited the west to show goodwill in connection with the fuel supply for Tehran medical reactor operating since 1960s to produce isotopes for treatment of patients suffering from cancer.

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad reaffirmed Iranian resolve not to produce nuclear bomb because of ideological beliefs, though is capable of doing so.

President Ahmadinejad said, "Iranian nation is courageous enough to frankly and without fear acknowledge any plan to produce bomb, but, We renounce such a weapon for ideological reasons. We do not want it because we do not need it."

He said that if the West thinks nuclear bomb is the only option and resort for salvation, they would better do that themselves.

"Bomb is being made by those not signatory to Non-Proliferation Treaty and nobody supervises them. Bomb is made by those being concerned over their future."

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