Iran announces uranium enrichment to 60%
According to Iranian state media, top negotiator Abbas Araqchi said on Tuesday that the Vienna-based International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) would begin the process of enriching uranium to 60% from Wednesday. Has been notified.
He made the announcement just a day before scheduled talks between Iran and world powers in Vienna.
The talks will focus on the resumption of the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers.
Iran has accused Israel of attacking its nuclear facility in Natanz last Sunday. Iranian officials have called the incident “nuclear terrorism” and vowed to retaliate.
Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said in February that uranium could be enriched to 60 percent if the country needed it.
Under the nuclear deal between the six world powers, Iran can only enrich Iran to 3.67 percent, far below the 90 percent enriched uranium needed to make nuclear weapons.
The IAEA said in a report two months ago that Iran had continued to violate the nuclear deal and had begun large-scale uranium enrichment at modern sanitary fuse machines at one of its underground plants. Is