TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Mohammad Eslami lauded local scientists for producing yellow cake from phosphate.
Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a cabinet meeting on Wednesday, Eslami said a “supplementary achievement” of the Iranian scientists at the AEOI is the production of yellow cake from phosphate.
Yellow cake (also called urania) is a type of uranium concentrate powder obtained in an intermediate step in the processing of uranium ores. It is a step in the processing of uranium after it has been mined but before fuel fabrication or uranium enrichment.
Eslami also pointed to plans to generate 20,000 megawatts of nuclear electricity in Iran, saying five coastal regions have been designated across the country for the construction of new nuclear power plants.
Highlighting the “constant and sustainable” interaction between Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency, the AEOI chief said the bilateral cooperation conforms with the Safeguards Agreement and the NPT.
In March, Iran and the UN nuclear agency issued a joint statement after IAEA Director General Rafael Grossi’s trip to Tehran, agreeing on closer cooperation to settle the outstanding issues pertaining to the Safeguards Agreement.