Iran Agrees to Scale Back Uranium Enrichment

Tehran inks deal to halt production of “20%” enriched uranium

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Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif speaks during his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow's Kremlin on Jan. 16, 2014.

U.N. officials announced on Monday that Iran has inked a historic agreement with six world powers to scale back production of medium-grade uranium.

“In line with the implementation of the Geneva joint plan of action, Iran suspended the production of 20% enriched uranium in the presence of U.N. nuclear watchdog inspectors at Natanz and Fordo sites,” said Mohammad Amiri, director general for safeguards at Iran’s Atomic Energy Organisation, according to the state-run IRNA news agency.

According to the deal, Tehran will suspend the 20% uranium enrichment program, convert half of its enriched uranium stockpile to oxide and dilute the remaining half during the next six months.

However, the agreement allows Iran to continue producing 5% enriched uranium. On Saturday, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told a group of reporters that his government was prepared to commence talks with the West regarding a permanent accord.

[AP]

15 comments
Tiger-Pi
Tiger-Pi

Time unfortunately is allowing a group of readers to air   comments which have nothing  to do with the subject of this article. Sadly it has been noticed that  these comments deteriorate into a slandering match on religion and race.

Iran has been forced by intense international pressure to cut back on its nuclear fuel reprocessing. But  if  they  resume full reprocessing when they feel they can get away with it and like the North Koreans, ultimately divert the enriched fuel to making n-bombs, what would the IAEA or the UN  do?  Most probably,  nothing !

ricardo_lion
ricardo_lion

@richard.draucker   Very funny.  Are you really comparing Israel (that is not calling for the destruction of Iran, is not obsessed with Iran like Iran is with Israel, because of their religion, the one that worships Jews - all "prophets" in the Koran and the Jewish capital, Jerusalem), the Jewish (the religion of Jesus), democratic and civilized (no civil war, hanging of gays, women stoning, "honour" killing of girls, cannibalism - as seen in Syria recently, etc.) in the region with the Iran ruled by medieval Muslim clerics?

richard.draucker
richard.draucker

@ricardo_lion @richard.draucker 

Two little Palestinian boys around the age of 12 were playing ball in a field.  A small group of IDF soldiers decided it would be fun to murder them.  They took turns shooting the little boys.  Neither survived.  


Do not hold yourself out as being superior to others.  You are not.  A people who murder children for entertainment, political gain, and to silence those who would object to the theft of land and resources are not better than anyone.  Certainly not better than the families of the children you slaughter. 



roknsteve
roknsteve

@ricardo_lion @roknsteve @richard.draucker An ancient library from about 50 AD was uncovered in Jerusalem about 7 years ago.  None of the scrolls found said anything about any Yeshua ( Jesus ).  He was made up by Roman writers like Josephus.   

richard.draucker
richard.draucker

@ricardo_lion @richard.draucker 

There you go again; justifying your own immoral actions based on those of others.  If I hear of a Jewish man who rapes a Jewish woman, does that give me the right to rape all Jewish women?   Seems to me you have some pretty twisted logic there.  

ricardo_lion
ricardo_lion

@richard.draucker @ricardo_lion Thousands of "Kahlils" are killed everyday, yes, by the Muslim Arabs in their endless civil wars.  They even kill their own daughters and sisters (premeditated murder) for "honour", those savages.

ricardo_lion
ricardo_lion

@roknsteve @ricardo_lion @richard.draucker The people of Israel are made the bad guys?  For sure you have never read the so called New Testament.  Jesus was a religious Jew that preached (Judaism) to Jews only in synagoges and fields of the Jewish country.  He said that Salvation is from the Jews, he said that he came to the lost sheep of Israel only, he said that he did not come to break the Law (the Torah, the only in theocratic Israel of that time), but to fulfill it.  All his followers, the Evangelists, were Jews.

roknsteve
roknsteve

@ricardo_lion @richard.draucker The so-called bible is mostly stories borrowed from other cultures and there was no Jesus.  It was made up by the Romans to stop Roman citizens from converting to Judaism and to control them.  Notice in the Jesus stories the people of Israel are made the bad guys.  It's all fairy tales.