United Nations (UN) nuclear watchdog says Iran stockpiled at least an increase of 10 times limit enriched uranium than was agreed in the international agreement.
Enriched uranium is used to make nuclear bombs, but Iran has always claimed that its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes.
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) says Iran’s enriched uranium stockpile now stands at 2,105 kg. The agency made the claim after an inspection of two suspected Iranian nuclear plants. They say they will visit the second nuclear plant later this month.
Since last year, Iran has deliberately and publicly backtracked on its nuclear deal with the 6 world powerful countries.
In 2015, the agreement was signed by Iran, as well as China, France, Germany, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States. The United States later withdrew from the deal after Donald Trump came to power.
According to the agreement, Iran will produce much less enriched uranium than it needs to make nuclear weapons. But since US President Trump withdrew from the deal and imposed sanctions on Iran, Iran has also taken retaliatory measures.
Experts say the enrichment process takes a long time. According to the agreement, Iran’s maximum 300 kg of enriched uranium is to be in a certain field. Low-enriched uranium-containing U-235 is used in 3 to 5 percent of power field oil production. And uranium for making weapons has to be at least 90 percent rich.