Raphael Grossi, Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (EFE / EPA / CHRISTIAN BRUNA / File)
International Atomic Energy Agency (The International Atomic Energy Agency, affiliated with the United Nations, said on Tuesday that Iran’s stockpiles of enriched uranium are 14 times more than the permissible limit. According to the nuclear agreement signed in 2015.
Additionally, the agency said it is “Deeply concerned” about the possibility of nuclear material being found in an undeclared Iranian laboratoryAccording to a report consulted on Tuesday.
In the report on Iran, the UN nuclear agency stated that The Islamic Republic currently possesses 2,967.8 kilograms of enriched uraniumIn a fraction (17.6K) with a purity of 20%.Hassan Rohani. EFE / EPA / IRAN PRESIDENT OFFICE / Archivo
IAEA inspectors also warned that Iran has increased The number of newer and faster centrifuges to produce enriched uranium, A substance that has civilian but military uses as well Bombs.
The presence of anthropogenic (man-made) uranium particles that Iran has not announced clearly reflects The presence of nuclear materials and / or equipment contaminated with nuclear material in this place. “Confirm to the agency.
After 18 months, Iran is still not providing the necessary, complete and technically credible explanations, “ And adds the International Atomic Energy Agency, which stated in its report that its Argentine director, Rafael Grossi, is “concerned about the lack of progress” on this issue.
The release of this report comes at a time Tension between Iran and Western countries after the entry into force of a law in the Islamic Republic on Tuesday This limits the inspections by the UN agency.
specially, The Iranians installed cascades with 348 IR-2m centrifuges, excluding the 5,060 IR1 machines authorized under the 2015 nuclear agreement., Known as JCPOA, in its English acronym.
In addition, Iranian engineers have gone ahead with preparations for Installing more advanced and faster centrifuges Still, of IR4 and IR6 types, the IAEA notes in its report.
The production of enriched uranium is at the center of the nuclear row with Iran.
The JCPOA allows enrichment of up to 3.67%, but Iran started in 2019 to reach a purity higher than this level, and since the end of last year it has already reached nearly 20%.It is an important step to reach the 80% or 90% required for an atomic bomb.
Iran, for its part, confirms that it is Allegations made by IsraelHis main enemy.
The Israeli intelligence services acquired an important file about Iran’s nuclear activities about two years ago, and were publishing information about the alleged military intentions of the Iranian nuclear program until 2003.
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) report was released on Tuesday, two days after the interim agreement concluded with Iran, with more limited verifications and inspections, over the next three months.
This change, negotiated by the Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Rafael Grossi, last weekend in Tehran, was necessary before The entry into force of a law passed by the Iranian parliament today suspends a large part of international inspections and increases annual production of 120 kilograms of uranium by 20%.
Iran aims to pressure the new US administration to lift its sanctionsEspecially the oil embargo before joining the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action again.The foreign ministers of the P5 + 1 group, Iran and the European Union in signing the 2015 nuclear agreement
US President Joe Biden wants to return to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, which his predecessor Donald Trump abandoned, even though he is again demanding Iran comply with all the rules of the agreement. That treaty was signed by Iran and then six major powers (the United States of America, Russia, China, France, the United Kingdom and Germany) It greatly limits Iran’s nuclear program to prevent the Islamic Republic from gaining control of atomic bombs. In return, international sanctions on Iran were lifted, although Trump re-imposed punitive measures after withdrawing from the agreement in May 2018.
With information from AFP and EFE
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