Iran has eliminated enriched fuel stockpile: IAEA

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Vienna, June 21: Iran has eliminated its stockpile of enriched uranium under an interim deal agreed with six major powers last November, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has said.

A confidential monthly report issued by IAEA Friday showed that Iran is complying with its obligations under the deal to suspend some of its controversial nuclear activities, Xinhua reported.

The report stated that Iran has completed dilution of the 20 percent enriched uranium stockpile, which is seen as the potential nuclear fuel for making a nuclear bomb if it is further enriched to a higher grade.

Under the interim deal between Iran and the world powers in Geneva last November, Iran agreed to suspend 20 percent uranium enrichment and to dilute or oxidise its high-grade enriched uranium stockpile.

ran and P5+1 or the five permanent members of the UN Security Council - the US, China, Russia, France, Britain plus Germany - started a fresh round of nuclear talks Monday in Vienna, but did not make considerable progress in their "intensive and difficult" talks.

Iran and the P5+1 group will gather for another round of talks July 2 in Vienna.

IANS

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