Saturday, February 3, 2007
Iran on Saturday opened doors to its nuclear conversion plant
in a show of transparency amid mounting international pressures
on the country to halt its controversial atomic plans.
A delegation of Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) and Group of 77 representatives
arrived at the uranium conversion facility in the central city
of Isfahan together with foreign and Iranian journalists for a
The delegation includes the International Atomic Energy Agency
(IAEA)'s ambassadors from Cuba, Malaysia and Egypt -- representing
the NAM -- Sudan and Bolivia from the Group of 77 as well as the
Raw mined uranium, or "yellowcake", is transferred
to the uranium conversion facility at the foot of the mountains
on the edge of the central city of Isfahan, the ancient capital
The mined uranium is transformed into uranium tetrafluoride (UF4)
and then into uranium hexafluoride (UF6), a feed gas for the actual
process of enrichment.