UN Nuclear Watchdog Chides Iran Over Uranium Enrichment

UN Nuclear Watchdog Chides Iran Over Uranium Enrichment

A report by IAEA chief Rafael Grossi says Tehran has failed to provide a proper explanation for uranium particles at three sites across the country.

Andrew H. Sweet
Andrew H. Sweet
  • The UN nuclear watchdog said that Iran has failed to explain traces of processed uranium found at several undeclared sites.
  • A quarterly report by the IAEA said Iran is continuing to breach enrichment limits set by a 2015 nuclear accord, and that Tehran has failed to provide enough information about the discovery of uranium.
  • The report added that Iran has produced more than 2.4 kilograms (5.2 lbs) of nearly weapons-grade uranium: a clear breach of the deal that its leadership says it wants to salvage.
  • The move to enrich uranium to a purity level of nearly 60% began in April, said the IAEA's Grossi, who has for weeks been signaling that he is worried about the direction of Iran's nuclear program.

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