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IAEA confirms Iran has near-weaponized uranium enrichment – Reuters

Mar 1, 2023

The International Atomic Energy Agency has confirmed the discovery of enriched uranium in Iran, which is close in concentration to armed.

This is reported according to the IAEA report published by Reuters.

"The U.N. nuclear watchdog is in discussions with Iran on the origin of uranium particles enriched to up to 83.7% purity, very close to weapons grade, at its Fordow enrichment plan," the document said.

At the same time, it is noted that over the past three months the amount of uranium enriched above 60% in Iran has increased from 25.2 kilograms to 87.5 kilograms.

According to journalists, more than 55 kilograms of enriched uranium are needed to make one nuclear bomb.

"Iran denies ever having sought nuclear weapons and says it only wants to master nuclear technology for civil uses," Reuters writes.

The IAEA has previously stated that Iran continues to increase its stockpile of highly enriched uranium, which could be another step toward a nuclear weapon.

Author – Anastasiya Glotova, 01/03/2022

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