As the Islamic Republic continues to excel in its violations of the 2015 nuclear deal, it has now reached an unprecedented amount of enriched uranium at 20%; Rabiei: According to the latest report, we now have produced 108 kg of 20% uranium in the past five months.
Tuesday was met with another revelation from the Islamic Republic of Iran, as news regarding its stockpile of enriched uranium surfaced, revealing how quickly Tehran is acquiring the nuclear component. The terms established in the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), or Iran nuclear deal, allowed Iran to enrich uranium at no more than 3.67%, amounting to no more than 300 kg. However, it has been public knowledge that Iran has been increasing its violations of the limits set in the deal for many months.
According to Iranian spokesman Ali Rabiei, the Republic has reached an astonishing 108 kg (238 lbs) of uranium enriched at 20% purity and an alarming 6.5 kg at 60%.
The news follows the failed nuclear talks in Vienna just two weeks ago. Failure to find a remedy for the deal came after more undisclosed nuclear sites were uncovered by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) met with no explanation from Tehran.
In what is even more alarming, Rabiei exposed the rate at which Tehran produced its 20% stockpile, saying, “Under parliament’s law…, the Atomic Energy Organization was supposed to produce 120 kg of 20% enriched uranium in a year. According to the latest report, we now have produced 108 kg of 20% uranium in the past five months.”
He added that “In the area of 60% uranium production, in the short time that has elapsed…about 6.5 kg has been produced.”