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Nuclear deal: Iran exceeds 16 times its uranium limit

The International Atomic Energy Agency confirmed that Iran continues to violate its restrictions. Under the nuclear deal, the country has exceeded the allowable limit of its low-enriched uranium. 

“Iran continues to violate the terms of the nuclear agreement,” Atomic Energy said.

The International Agency stated that it monitored a quarterly increase in Iran’s stockpile of enriched uranium. Tehran failed to explain the traces of uranium found in several sites.

“Iran’s uranium stockpile is 16 times more than the permissible limit. Tehran continues to violate several restrictions of the nuclear deal. We were not able to verify its uranium stockpile, and we are concerned about the existence of undeclared Iranian nuclear sites,” the agency said.

Rafael Grossi, Director-General of the International Atomic Energy Agency, warned Iran against its nuclear activities, considering its uranium enrichment program “very worrying”.

When Vienna launched the fifth round of nuclear talks with the United States’ participation, Tehran continued its nuclear activities.

Grossi said, according to The Financial Times, that Tehran continues to enrich uranium to levels only reached by manufacturers of the nuclear bomb:

“A country whose level of enrichment reaches 60% is a matter of great concern. Only the countries that manufacture nuclear bombs reach this level, 60% is close to the rate of

weapons manufacture, so commercial enrichment does not exceed 3%.”

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