The Amad Plan Pilot Uranium Conversion Site, Which Iran Denies Ever Existed

09 Nov 2020

The Amad Plan Pilot Uranium Conversion Site, Which Iran Denies Ever Existed

By David Albright, Sarah Burkhard, and Frank Pabian

The Institute for Science and International Security

November 9, 2020

https://isis-online.org/uploads/isis-reports/documents/The_Amad_Plan_Pilot_Uranium_Conversion_Site_Mod_Nov_10_2020.pdf

Based on information in the Nuclear Archive, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) visited an Iranian site in the late summer, concerned that the site had possessed undeclared nuclear material, in particular uranium, a violation of Iran’s safeguards agreement. The site was involved in pilot-scale uranium conversion under the Amad Plan in the early 2000s and was dismantled in 2004. In the archive, the site is called the “Tehran site,” despite being located near the village of Mobarakiyeh, about 75 kilometers southeast of Tehran. After resisting for months, Iran finally allowed the IAEA visit, and the inspectors took environmental samples. The inspectors are expected to report on their initial findings soon. This report provides background information on this pilot uranium conversion site.