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Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN 214423, tabled on 17 November 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of (a) recent reports that Iran has injected uranium hexafluoride into IR-5 centrifuges and (b) whether such activity would be in compliance with the terms of the Joint Plan of Action.

Answered on

24 November 2014

The 7 November 2014 IAEA report into the status of Iran’s nuclear programme states that since September, Iran has intermittently fed natural UF6 into the single IR-5 centrifuge installed at the Pilot Fuel Enrichment Plant at Natanz as a part of its IAEA safeguarded research and development activities. We do not believe that anything in the November report indicates a violation by Iran of the Joint Plan of Action. Our focus remains on reaching a comprehensive agreement by 24 November 2014.