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Iran: Nuclear Power

Volume 472: debated on Wednesday 20 February 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the use of P-2 centrifuges in the Iranian enrichment programme; and if he will make a statement. (186868)

We are aware that Dr. Mohammad ElBaradei, Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), visited an advanced centrifuge site during his visit to Iran on 11-12 January. During this visit, Iran provided some information to the IAEA about its research and development activities in relation to advanced centrifuge technology. We look forward to learning more about these developments in the next report from Dr. ElBaradei. Iran's enrichment programme has no apparent use in its civilian programme and contravenes three UN Security Council Resolutions. These resolutions require Iran to suspend all its enrichment-related activities.