Thanks to the Europeans
Thanks to the negotiations with Europe we gained another year in which we completed the [Uranium Conversion Facility] in Esfahan. . . . Today we are in a position of power: [The UCF] in Esfahan is complete and UF4 and UF6 gases are being produced. We have a stockpile of products, and during this period, we have managed to convert 36 tons of yellow cake into gas and store it. In Natanz, much of the work [on centrifuges to enrich uranium ] has been completed. . . . Thanks to our dealings with Europe, even when we got a 50-day ultimatum, we managed to continue the work for two years. This way we completed [the UCF] in Esfahan. This way we carried out the work to complete Natanz, and on top of that, we even gained benefits. . . . During these two years of negotiations, we managed to make far greater progress than North Korea.