Iran, US in Talks to Send Enriched Uranium to Kazakhstan: Report
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Tehran and Washington are discussing arrangements for sending part of Iran’s nuclear fuel stockpile to the Central Asian nation of Kazakhstan, a report said.
According to a report carried by the Wall Street Journal on Tuesday, The US is helping Iran with an arrangement to send part of its enriched uranium to Kazakhstan.
The arrangement with Kazakhstan, which is still being negotiated and has not been previously disclosed, could resolve a major obstacle to implementing the recent nuclear deal, the report added.
Iran and the Group 5+1 (also known as P5+1 or E3+3) finalized the text of the lasting agreement, known as the JCPOA, on Tehran’s nuclear program in Vienna on July 14.
According to the JCPOA, “All enriched uranium hexafluoride in excess of 300 kg of up to 3.67% enriched UF6 (or the equivalent in different chemical forms) will be down blended to natural uranium level or be sold on the international market and delivered to the international buyer in return for natural uranium delivered to Iran.”