Iran’s Enriched Uranium Stockpile More Than 10 Times Above Cap Set in 2015 Deal: IAEA

Categories: Iran

09/04/2020

Iran’s nuclear fuel stockpile grows by 34 percent in past quarter to hit 2,105 kilograms

Iran’s stockpile of enriched uranium is more than 10 times above the limit set under the 2015 nuclear agreement, the UN watchdog said Friday.

According to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Iran’s hold of enriched uranium grew 34 percent over the past quarter and currently stands at 2,105 kilograms.

The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), as the deal is known officially, set the threshold at 300 kilograms — but the limit was centered on a specific compound form, which is the equivalent of 202.8 kg of uranium.

The UN watchdog also said that its inspectors have been able to visit one of the two suspected undeclared sites that Iran has been denying it access to for months.

However, ahead of the JCPOA panel meeting in Vienna, Iran gave way and announced that the inspectors will be able to access the sites.

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