IAEA retaliation: Iran enriches uranium to 60 percent at Fordo underground facility

Apparently, Iran has now started uranium enrichment to 60 percent at the Fordow underground facility, next to the Natan nuclear facility. The move comes in response to last week’s Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) resolution condemning Tehran as politically motivated.

According to media reports, Iran has now begun to enrich the raw material uranium to a degree of purity of 60 percent in its underground nuclear plant in Fordow. The UN nuclear regulator IAEA was informed about this in a letter, reported PressTV on Tuesday. This happened for the first time at the Fordo plant. According to the Iranian media, the move is a reaction to a resolution by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) last week that Tehran condemned as politically motivated.

In the most recent resolution, the IAEA steering committee accused Tehran of a lack of transparency with regard to the Iranian nuclear program and indirectly threatened to involve the UN Security Council. A corresponding resolution was passed in Vienna.

International Atomic Energy Agency: Iran is increasing its stockpiles of highly enriched uranium

International Atomic Energy Agency: Iran is increasing its stockpiles of highly enriched uranium

Iran already enriched the metal uranium to up to 60 percent in the Natan nuclear plant, which is well above the upper limit of 3.67 percent specified in the 2015 nuclear agreement. Uranium enriched to around 90 percent is required to build atomic bombs. Under then-US President Donald Trump, the United States unilaterally withdrew from the agreement in 2018 and imposed new sanctions on Tehran. As a result, Iran also gradually withdrew from its obligations under the agreement and restricted inspections of its facilities by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

Recently, Iran declared that it was technically able to increase uranium to 90 percent. According to the International Atomic Energy Agency’s latest quarterly report on Iran, the country currently has more than 62 kilograms of highly enriched uranium. IAEA Director-General Rafael Grossi said in the report that he was “seriously concerned” that Iran has still not responded to the agency’s investigation into “traces of uranium in several locations” in Iran. The issue has become one of the main bones of contention in talks on a new nuclear deal. Iran has already denied Grossi’s allegation of alleged traces of uranium in several locations and called on the IAEA not to judge and comment on Iran’s nuclear program on the basis of “politically motivated” documents presented by Israel.

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