Iran says reserves of 60% enriched uranium reach 25kg
The Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) has said Iran’s reserves of 60% enriched uranium have reached 25 kg, the Tasnim News Agency reported. “Iran is one of the few countries capable of producing it (60 percent enriched uranium),” AEOI spokesman Behrouz Kamalvandi said. Iran’s “20 percent enriched uranium stockpile has exceeded 210 kg,” he added.
According to a law passed by the Iranian parliament in December 2020, AEOI was expected to produce at least 120 kg of 20% enriched uranium by the end of 2021. Under the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, officially known as Called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Iran was forced to limit its uranium enrichment to a purity of 3.67 percent and not to store more than 300 kg of material, the Xinhua news agency.
Iranian authorities have said that the increase in uranium enrichment, along with other measures to reduce some commitments under the JCPOA, is a reaction to the unilateral withdrawal of the United States from the nuclear deal and the failure of European signatories to protect Iran’s interests amid US energy and banking sanctions. . After six rounds of negotiations aimed at relaunching the JCPOA in the Austrian capital Vienna between April and June, Iran and the European Union agreed on Wednesday to continue talks from November 29. (IANS / MBI)
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