The head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) said on Friday that Iran has begun to enrich uranium with a purity of 60% at the Natanz nuclear plant.
Ali Akbar Salehi, head of AEOI, said: “We can produce about 9 grams of 60% enriched uranium per hour, adding that he may have to reduce the output to 5 grams per hour.
Parliamentary spokesperson Mohamad Kalibaf (Mohamad Kalibaf) said earlier that Iranian scientists began enriching uranium to 60% at exactly 12:40 pm local time.
Karibav said: “The will of the Iranian people is working miracles and will prevent any conspiracy.”
The country’s President Hassan Rohani said on Wednesday that the decision to enrich uranium to 60% was Iran’s response to Israel’s destruction of the Natanz nuclear power plant.
Iran and world powers are seeking talks in Vienna to save the 2015 international nuclear agreement with Iran, which the United States withdrew three years ago.
Iran has enriched uranium by as much as 20%, although the 2015 Nuclear Agreement (JCPOA) it signed with six world powers allowed Iran to enrich uranium to 3.67%.
The agreement tried to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons, so Tehran was proposed to lift economic sanctions against Iran.
Iran’s chief negotiator at the Vienna talks, Abbas Arakchi, announced earlier this week that Iran will start another 1,000 advanced centrifuges in Natanz. After that, Britain, France and Germany stated that the enrichment decision was not based on credible reasons, which is an important step. Produce nuclear weapons.
The European Troika described Iran’s remarks as “dangerous”, “contrary to our discussions in a constructive spirit and sincere”.
According to the agreement, Iran can only use the first-generation IR-1 centrifuge to purify uranium at the Natanz Fuel Enrichment Plant (FEP). However, last year, Iran began to add advanced centrifuges, which enrich uranium at a much faster rate than IR-1.
According to the IAEA report, Iran uses 5,060 IR-1 centrifuges installed in 30 cascades, 696 IR-2 centrifuges installed in four cascades, and 174 IR-4 centrifuges in one cascade. To enrich uranium.