Iran Receives Yellowcake, Enriched Uranium from Russia (+Photos)
ISFAHAN (Tasnim) – Spokesman for Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Behrouz Kamalvandi announced that the country has taken delivery of 149 tons of yellowcake and five kilograms of 20-percent-enriched uranium from Russia.
Speaking to the Tasnim News Agency, Kamalvandi said the final batch of the shipment was received in an airport in the central city of Isfahan on Tuesday.
The AEOI spokesman also said delivering the yellowcake cargo to Iran had started on January 26.
He said the imported cargo of yellowcake is three times bigger than the amount produced inside the country over the past 12 or 13 years.
Kamalvandi also said the shipment increased the amount of Iran’s stockpile of yellowcake to 360 tons.
Under the July 2015 nuclear agreement between Tehran and world powers, Iran accepted to put limitations on its program in exchange for the removal of nuclear-related sanctions imposed against the country.
In accordance to the JCPOA, Iran can sell its enriched uranium material -- called UF6 -- and buy natural uranium or yellowcake in return.