Skip to content

Iran stores ten times more enriched uranium than allowed in the 2015 agreement

September 4, 2020

According to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Iran has accumulated ten times more enriched uranium than authorized in the 2015 nuclear deal, whose inspectors already had access to one of the facilities questioned in recent months.

The latest report from the Vienna agency says that Iran had 2,015.4 kg of enriched uranium at its disposal by the end of August, although the pact signed with international powers only permitted the disposal of 202.8 kg of this material, which can be used in nuclear weapons.

The Islamic Republic is exacerbating violations of the nuclear agreement, the survival of which has been in doubt since the United States distanced itself from the commitments contained in this text in 2018. At the time, Tehran felt legitimized to reverse certain advances despite attempts by the European powers.

Iran stores ten times more enriched uranium than allowed in the 2015 agreementIran stores ten times more enriched uranium than allowed in the 2015 agreement

On the other hand, the IAEA also confirmed this Friday that its inspectors had access to one of the two facilities they wanted to enter in order to rule out that there had been any nuclear activity in the past. Experts have taken samples to analyze the presence of chemical traces.

Inspectors plan to visit the second of the enclaves this month, although the agency has not given an exact date. The IAEA gained access to both facilities after a visit by the head of the international organization, Rafael Grossi, to Tehran.

Receive Breaking News !

Install
×
Enable Notifications    Ok No thanks