Iran has introduced more advanced centrifuges for uranium enrichment at the Natanz underground facility, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) announced.
The centrifuges, of the type R-2m, may not be used in the Iranian nuclear program according to the international nuclear energy agreement signed by Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council and Germany, but which the United States withdrew from 2018.
According to the IAEA, hundreds of advanced centrifuges are now used to enrich uranium to a purity of up to 5 percent. The Fordow plant also enriches uranium to a purity of 20 percent.
According to the agreement, a purity of no more than 3.67 percent is permitted.
To produce nuclear weapons, which the agreement aimed to prevent Iran from doing, a 90% degree of purity is required.
US President Joe Biden has said he wants to re-establish the agreement with Iran, but none of the countries is prepared to take the first step towards returning to the agreement. For the United States, it is about lifting the sanctions that were reintroduced under President Donald Trump.
Source: Nyteknik – Senaste nytt by www.nyteknik.se.
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