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Iran restarted production of uranium hexafluoride (UF6) to boost its uranium enrichment capacity as part of preparations ordered by Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei after the US withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear deal.

The plant for the production of UF6 is a major part of the Uranium Conversion Facility (UCF) in Isfahan.

The first barrel of yellowcake, the basic raw material for nuclear fuel fabrication, was unloaded at the UCF, which was almost inactive for the last few years.

The re-launch of the plant is in line with an order by Ayatollah Khamenei for increasing the country’s uranium enrichment capacity within the framework of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), following Washington's withdrawal from the agreement.

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