According to state media, Iran has increased its 60 percent stockpile of enriched Uranium to 25 kg. It comes just after the announcement of a date to resume nuclear negotiations between Tehran and other global powers.
Behrouz Kamalvandi was quoted in state media as saying on Friday that Behrouz Kamalvandi is the Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran spokesperson. “produced 25 kilograms [55 pounds] of 60% uranium.”
“Except for countries with nuclear weapons, no other country is able to produce”He declared this.
Kamalvandi’s revelation comes just days after Iran’s top nuclear negotiator, Ali Bagheri Kani, shared that Tehran had agreed to restart negotiations in Vienna on November 29, which was confirmed by the EU’s external action service shortly after.
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At the G20 conference in October, the United States, United Kingdom and France issued a joint statement expressing their support for the G20. “grave and growing concern” over the Islamic Republic’s atomic program. These countries also exhorted President Ebrahim Rashi to return “to a good faith effort to conclude our negotiations as a matter of urgency.”
The talks to revive the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action are deadlocked since Raisi took office in August. This accord was signed originally in 2015 by Tehran, Beijing and Moscow. It is now being used for Washington.
Trump’s former US president unilaterally pulled America from the 2018 accord and placed heavy sanctions on Tehran. Iran, in response, began enriching its uranium above the 3.67% purity outlined in the JCPOA – a level deemed suitable for most civilian nuclear energy.
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The Islamic republic’s then-president, Hassan Rouhani, said in July that Tehran has the capacity, if Iranian authorities deem it necessary, to enrich uranium up to 90% – considered the benchmark for the production of nuclear weapons. Iran however has stated it doesn’t want to make atomic armaments.
President Joe Biden’s administration has shown keen interest in reviving the accord, but has rejected Iran’s demands for sanctions to be lifted as a prerequisite for returning to the negotiating table.
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