Eslami: Iran has more than 120 kg of 20% enriched uranium
The head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran said the Islamic Republic has more than 120 kilograms of 20% enriched uranium to fuel its research reactor in Tehran.
“We have exceeded 120 kilograms and in this file, we are ahead of schedule. Previously, based on the JCPOA, 20% uranium fuel was supposed to be supplied for the reactor in Tehran (from abroad), but this was not given, and if we had not started manufacturing this amount of fuel ourselves, that would have turned into one of our problems today, ”Mohammad Eslami said in a live interview on national television on Saturday evening.
Iran’s nuclear chief said Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization had almost fully adhered to parliament’s law on the lifting of sanctions.
The law was passed in December last year in response to the failure of the remaining parties to the nuclear deal to fulfill their obligations and to offset unilateral US sanctions against Tehran.
“20% and 60% of nuclear fuel production has been achieved and planning is underway for the production of uranium metal, IR2M and IR6 centrifuges are under construction,” he explained.
Eslami also criticized the International Atomic Energy Agency for failing to denounce a sabotage operation against Iran’s Karaj nuclear site in June, adding that the IAEA’s silence did encourage such terrorist acts.
Several Iranian nuclear power sites and numerous nuclear scientists have come under attack in recent years with Israel behind them.
Eslami explained that the agency was not allowed to replace damaged cameras at the sabotaged Iranian site, as required by the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, because the United States and the Europeans failed to live up to their part. of the agreement.
Iran and the other parties to the 2015 nuclear deal, namely Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany, have held several rounds of talks over the past year on a possible return of the United States to the JCPOA. Iran says talks will resume soon.