Iran has enriched more than 120 kilograms of 20 percent enriched uranium, the head of the country’s atomic energy agency said on state television late Saturday (9/10).
“We have exceeded 120 kilograms,” said Mohammad Eslami, head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization. “We have more than that number.”
“Our people know that they (Western countries) should provide us with 20 percent enriched fuel for use in the Tehran reactor, but they haven’t done so,” he added.
“If our colleagues don’t do that, we will find problems related to the lack of fuel for Tehran’s reactors.”
In September, the International Atomic Energy Agency reported that Iran had pushed fortified supplies above the percentage allowed under a 2015 agreement with the world’s most influential powers.
The IAEA estimates Iran has 84.3 kilograms of 20 percent enriched uranium. That’s an increase from the 62.8 kilograms the IAEA reported in May).
According to the agreement, Iran must not enrich uranium above 3.67 percent, well below the 90 percent level required for the manufacture of nuclear weapons. [vm/ft]