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Fordow Fuel Enrichment Plant

Uranium enrichment facility in Iran

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Fordow Fuel Enrichment Plant (FFEP) is an Iranian underground uranium enrichment facility located 20 miles (32 km) northeast of the Iranian city of Qom, near Fordow village, at a former Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps base. The site is under the control of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI). It is the second Iranian uranium enrichment facility, the other one being that of Natanz. According to the Institute for Science and International Security, possible coordinates of the facility's location are: 34.88459°N 50.99596°E


Russia suspends revamp work at Iran's Fordow nuclear plant

Russian state nuclear company Rosatom has suspended work on revamping a factory at Iran's Fordow nuclear complex due to an issue with uranium compatibility, Rosatom's nuclear fuel cycle unit TVEL said..
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France regrets U.S. decision on Fordow, rebukes Iran

France lamented on Tuesday a U.S. decision to end a sanctions waiver related to Iran's Fordow nuclear facility, but also said it feared Tehran's latest violations of a 2015 deal could lead to serious..
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Russia condemns U.S. decision to end sanctions waiver on Iran's Fordow

Russia strongly condemns the U.S. decision to drop a sanctions waiver related to Iran's Fordow nuclear facility and believes the decision violates U.S. international commitments, Russia's foreign..
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U.S. to no longer waive sanctions on Iranian nuclear site

The United States said on Monday it will no longer waive sanctions related to Iran's Fordow nuclear plant after Tehran resumed uranium enrichment at the underground site.
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U.S. to end sanctions waiver related to Iran's Fordow nuclear site: Pompeo

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday that the United States is terminating the sanctions wavier related to Iran's Fordow nuclear plant, adding that it is closely monitoring ongoing protests in..
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Iran adds to breaches of nuclear deal with enrichment push - IAEA report

Iran is enriching uranium at its underground Fordow site and rapidly accelerating enrichment more broadly, a report by the U.N. atomic watchdog showed on Monday, outlining Tehran's latest breaches of..
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Iran moved uranium gas to Fordow site, IAEA says, silent on enrichment

Iran moved a cylinder or uranium hexafluoride gas to its Fordow site and connected it to centrifuges there in breach of its nuclear deal with major powers, the U.N. nuclear watchdog said on Thursday,..
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Iran fuels centrifuges, resumes uranium enrichment at Fordow

Iran resumed uranium enrichment at its underground Fordow nuclear facility, the country's Atomic Energy Organisation (AEOI) said on Thursday, further stepping away from its 2015 nuclear deal with major..
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Iran injects uranium gas into centrifuges, resumes enrichment at facility: Tasnim

Iran resumed uranium enrichment at its underground Fordow nuclear facility by injecting uranium gas into centrifuges, Iran's Tasnim news agency quoted the country's Atomic Energy Organisation (AEOI) as..
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Iran says it will breach nuclear deal by enriching uranium at key facility

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani announced Tuesday the country will begin injecting gas into centrifuges at its Fordow nuclear facility. The move is a clear violation of the 2015 nuclear agreement that..
CBS News - Published

Iran distances itself further from nuclear deal, alarming Russia, France

Iran has stepped up activity at its underground Fordow nuclear plant, state TV said on Wednesday, a move France said showed for the first time that Tehran explicitly planned to quit a deal with world..
Reuters - Published

Iran's Rouhani says Fordow enrichment site will soon be fully operational

Iran's underground uranium enrichment Fordow facility "will soon be back to full operation", Iranian President Hassan Rouhani tweeted, a few hours after Tehran announced that uranium gas had been..
Reuters - Published

Nuclear inspectors on ground after Iran says enriching at Fordow

U.N. nuclear inspectors are on the ground in Iran and will report back on relevant activities, an International Atomic Energy Agency spokesman said on Wednesday after Iran said it injected uranium gas..
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Iran starts injecting uranium gas into centrifuges at Fordow: TV

Iran has started to inject uranium gas into centrifuges at its underground Fordow nuclear facility, state TV reported on Wednesday, as it progressively scales back its commitments to the nuclear deal..
Reuters - Published

U.S.: Iran's expansion of uranium enrichment 'a big step in the wrong direction'

Iran's expansion of uranium enrichment activities in defiance of key nuclear commitments is "a big step in the wrong direction," a spokesperson for the U.S. State Department said on Tuesday, after..
Reuters - Published

Iran will enrich uranium to 5% at Fordow underground nuclear site: official

Iran will enrich uranium to 5% at its underground Fordow nuclear facility on Wednesday, its nuclear chief Ali Akbar Salehi said on Tuesday, adding the country had the capability to enrich uranium to..
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