Iran produces first batch of uranium yellowcake

07 December 2010

Iran’s atomic chief Ali Akbar Salehi has said the country has produced its first batch of uranium yellowcake from a mine in Bandar Abbas and sent it for conversion at its Isfahan facility, Moj news agency has reported. This step has made Iran “self-sufficient” in the entire nuclear fuel cycle, as it had previously been obliged to import yellowcake from abroad, he said. Iran would formally notify the International Atomic Energy Agency of its yellowcake production, Salehi said.

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