Iran ready to export n-services

January 8th, 2012 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS  

Tehran, Jan 8 (IANS) The head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organisation has said the country is ready to export services related to nuclear energy to other countries, Press TV reported.Fereidoon Abbasi made the remarks on the sidelines of an exhibition’s inauguration ceremony of the country’s nuclear achievements in the southern port city of Bandar Abbas Saturday, Xinhua reported.

Iran can now produce heavy water (deuterium oxide), which is very useful for medical applications, said Abbasi said.

With the recently unveiled third-generation centrifuges, which perform much faster than the previous models and can considerably accelerate the enrichment process, the country can enrich uranium at the level of 20 percent, he added.

Last week, local media reported, scientists and researchers of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organisation succeeded in producing and testing the first sample of nuclear fuel rod “successfully.”

After all the preliminary tests, including the physical and dimensional tests, were conducted successfully, the nuclear fuel bar was fed into the core of Tehran Research Reactor to further study the performance of the produced sample, said the reports.

Iran said Tehran Research Reactor uses the nuclear fuel bar to produce medicines for cancer treatments.

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