Press Release: Iran Begins Feeding Uranium into Uranium Conversion Facility

August 8, 2005

Weapon Program: 

  • Nuclear

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Related Country: 

  • Iran

IAEA Director General Mohamed ElBaradei informed members of the Board of Governors that Iran today started to feed uranium ore concentrate (UOC) into the first part of the process line at the Uranium Conversion Facility (UCF). This activity was commenced following the installation today by the IAEA of cameras covering the input stage of the UOC process line, but regrettably prior to completion of the in site testing of the cameras, which normally takes 24 hours following installation.