Iran hints at nuclear milestone

Iran's president has promised "good news" within days about the country's nuclear programme and a newspaper said he might announce uranium enrichment to a level used in power plants.

    Iran's president said he will announce good news

    Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, in the northeastern city of Mashad, where newspapers said he would spend five days, said: "I will give you, the Iranian nation, good nuclear news during the time I am [here]." 
    His comments echoed remarks by other officials suggesting the imminent announcement of progress in Iran's nuclear programme, which the West fears is a cover to develop atomic weapons.
    The daily Jomhuri-ye Eslami newpaper wrote: "It was said the good news is related to Iran's achievement of uranium enrichment at 3.5% and creating a laboratory platform that will register Iran in the club of nuclear fuel countries."
    It gave no source or further details.
    Uranium enriched to a low level can be used as fuel to generate electricity. Fuel for use in Iran's only nuclear plant now under construction would need to be enriched to 3.5%. Uranium must be enriched to far higher levels for bomb-making.

    Iran has always insisted its enrichment of uranium is for civilian use only.

    SOURCE: Reuters


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