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Iran's enriched uranium output to surpass 300kg in next 10 days - spokesman

TEHRAN, June 17 (KUNA) -- Iran's enriched uranium output has increased four-fold and will surpass 300kg in the next ten days, Spokesman of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Behrouz Kamalvandi said on Monday.
"In the field of heavy water, we had valuable achievements, including health and disease diagnosis," Kamalvandi told reporters at heavy water facility of Arak, according to the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA).
He revealed that it would be easy to pass the 3.7 percent enrichment level in a matter of one or two days.
"If it is important for the Europeans to keep the nuclear deal they need to do their best; Iran acts in the context of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)." He added that Iranian officials have numerous scenarios at hand and an overhaul was done on the heavy water plant and is ready to increase its capacity.
"If Iran doesn't have a market in two and a half months, heavy water stock of Iran may exceed 130 tons." He noted what Iran had accepted in the JCPOA was to sell the extra heavy water but Iran will stop that.
In the next stage of development of the nuclear technology, Iran will use the extra heavy water.
He added that all the tools are ready for moving fast in nuclear industry to help economic development of the nation.
Last May, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani announced Iran will give European countries a 60-day period to reach an agreement on its nuclear program, otherwise, Tehran will abandon the 3.67 percent uranium enrichment plan and will embark on a full-scale operation of its Arak heavy water facility.
The Iranian reaction came to counter the US withdrawal from the nuclear agreement last year. Tehran claims that the European parties involved in the nuclear deal did not fully abide by the agreement reached in 2015 between Iran and the 5+1 group. (end) mw.gta