TEHRAN (ISNA)- Head of Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) said on Tuesday that the country does not plan to send its nuclear fuel abroad.
"We will not give fuel to anyone and we are not supposed to send it abroad," Ali Akbar Salehi on the sidelines of the international World Against Extremism and Violence (WAVE) conference in Tehran as asked whether Iran would transfer its uranium stockpile to Russia to provide fuel for its power plants in the future.
"If we were supposed to build power plants fuel somewhere else, we had already had such an offer which we rejected. We want that the whole nuclear fuel process be carried out inside Iranian soil."
Elsewhere, regarding activities of new generations of centrifuges, Salehi said, "At present, we have 1000 machines of the second generation of centrifuges which have been installed. A chain of which, including 164 machines, is now under test."
He also said Iran is in possession of the fourth and sixth generation of centrifuges. The 8th generation of centrifuges is under mechanical tests, he said, adding that the machines would not be under chemical tests, tests with uranium injection, as far as talks continue.