The United States has strongly condemned Iran’s 90 percent increase in uranium enrichment used to make nuclear weapons.
Record: December 01, 2021 01:24
Six major powers, including the United States, have signed a nuclear deal with Iran to prevent it from developing nuclear weapons.
The main provisions of the agreement are that Iran must have sufficient reserves of enriched uranium to be used as nuclear fuel, and not to enrich uranium fuel beyond 3.67 percent at nuclear facilities. The United States pulled out of the deal in 2018 and re-imposed sanctions on Iran. Thus Iran gradually violated the terms of the agreement.
Accordingly, Iran has already increased its uranium enrichment to 20 percent, exceeding the 3.67 percent level stated in the agreement.
In this context, Israeli intelligence says that Iran has already begun technical work to increase its uranium enrichment to 90 percent. The United States has strongly condemned Iran’s move as provocative.
It is noteworthy that heel talks took place yesterday in the Austrian capital Vienna between non-US countries that have signed an agreement on the retention of the nuclear deal.