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enriched uranium

Uranium with a higher concentration of the radioisotope 235U than is found in natural uranium ore. The isotope 235U is used to manufacture nuclear fuel rods (for electrical power generation) and nuclear weapons. See: depleted uranium
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The agreement, concluded following marathon talks in Switzerland, would scale back Iranian uranium enrichment capabilities in return of phasing out of sanctions.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif along with the country's team of negotiators had also visited Fordo and Natanz uranium enrichment facilities in Central Iran in October.
The minister insisted that Turkey does not have any project concerning nuclear fuel and uranium enrichment.
Under the deal, Iran agreed to limit its uranium enrichment to 5 percent and neutralize its stockpile of 20-percent enriched uranium in return for the easing of some sanctions and a pledge not to impose new ones, the report added.
The IAEA has also found that Iran has expanded uranium enrichment and has produced a total of about 145 kilograms of uranium enriched to a level of about 20 percent, up from the 110 kg found in February.
Israel has threatened a pre-emptive strike on Iran's nuclear facilities if uranium enrichment is not halted and has criticized Iran's approach at the talks as a ploy for time.
Uranium enrichment lies at the heart of Iran's dispute with the West.
The six-party talks will resume only if North Korea shows its sincerity by taking the required pre-steps, including a monitored shutdown of its uranium enrichment program,'' Chun Yung Woo, senior secretary to President Lee Myung Bak for foreign affairs and national security, was quoted as saying in a forum.
On nuclear issues, Kim justified North Korea's uranium enrichment program, saying he wants other countries to understand Pyongyang's oft-repeated position that its uranium enrichment activities are an exercise of its legitimate right as a sovereign state for peaceful purposes.
R 1280 to amend the atomic energy act of 1954 is adopted, it would restrict the uranium enrichment or processing facilities.
Summary: Iranian president gave a straightforward one-word answer when asked about the kind of incentives P5+1 could give that would persuade Iran to stop Uranium enrichment.
The United States and other countries fear that the aim of the North's uranium enrichment is to build nuclear weapons.