U.N. Says Iran Advances Nuclear Enrichment Amid Vienna Talks

U.N. Says Iran Advances Nuclear Enrichment Amid Vienna Talks

Andrew H. Sweet

Iran has begun enriching uranium with advanced centrifuges at its Ferdow plant, the United Nation's nuclear watchdog agency said Wednesday.

The Iranian government started enriching uranium up to 20% purity using advanced IR-6 centrifuges, violating the 2015 international nuclear agreement to which Tehran remains a party.

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) announced the finding as indirect negotiations are underway in Vienna between Iran and the United States to revive the 2015 agreement.

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