April 11, 2006

Iran confirms enriches uranium

TEHRAN (Reuters) - The head of Iran's Atomic Energy
Organization confirmed on Tuesday that Iran had enriched
uranium to a level used in nuclear power plants.

"I am proud to announce that we have started enriching
uranium to the 3.5 percent level," Gholamreza Aghazadeh said in
a televised address, adding that the pilot enrichment plant in
Natanz, south of Tehran, had started working on Monday.