A report released by the International Atomic Energy Agency on Wednesday stated that Iran has installed more advanced centrifuges at the underground uranium enrichment plant in Natanz and plans to further increase the number of centrifuges, thereby deepening Tehran’s violation of the world’s nuclear agreements. .
The report states: “On April 21, 2021, the IAEA confirmed in the FEP that:… 6 sets of 1044 IR-2m centrifuge cascades and 2 sets of 348 IR-4 centrifuge cascades have been installed, some of which are in use .” Refers to the Uranium Enrichment Plant (FEP) in Natanz. The report has been provided to Reuters.
An IAEA report issued on April 1 stated that Iran used 696 IR-2m and 174 IR-4 machines in the plant.
Iran announced last week that it will continue to enrich uranium to a level of 60%, which is the highest level so far. At the level of uranium used as a weapon at the Natanz plant, this ratio is close to 90%. In the explosion earlier last week, Iran blamed Israel.
Iran has increased its uranium enrichment to 20% in recent months, which is considered to be extremely rich in uranium. This is an important step towards a level that can be used as a weapon.
The 2015 agreement with the world’s major powers restricted Iran’s nuclear ambitions in exchange for the lifting of sanctions. The agreement stated that the purity of uranium was 3.67%. Iran denies that it wants to develop nuclear weapons.
Representatives of Iran and world powers in the Vienna talks wanted to retain the 2015 nuclear agreement, which was unilaterally abandoned by then-U.S. President Donald Trump three years ago.