Iran’s Enriched Uranium Inventory Now Five Times Beyond the 2015 Nuclear Deal

The flag of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
The flag of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) flies in front of the IAEA headquarters in Vienna, Austria. (Photo: EPA-EFE//CHRISTIAN BRUNA)

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) reported on Tuesday that Iran obtains five times more enriched uranium than the limit that was set in the 2015 Nuclear Deal; Traces of uranium were found in locations Tehran never disclosed to United Nations ‘watchdog’, the IAEA.


On Tuesday, the United Nations appointed nuclear ‘watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), reported that Iran has now obtained an amount of enriched uranium that puts them five times beyond the limit set by the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), or Iran Nuclear Deal.

As previously reported, Iran has been taking aggressive steps away from the deal ever since the Trump administration withdrew the US in 2017. Furthermore, it has become abundantly clear that Iran was violating the terms of the agreement all along. Adding to that, the head of the IAEA voiced his concern after finding traces of enriched uranium in locations that were never disclosed by Tehran. Rafael Grossi stated that “The fact that we found traces of uranium is very important. That means there is the possibility of nuclear activities and material that are not under international supervision and about which we know not the origin or the intent. That worries me.”

The IAEA is now urging Tehran to be transparent regarding these locations and what has been taking place there but Tehran has stated that they will not cooperate with any accusations about what they’ve done in the past, nor do they believe they’re required to.

The limit of enriched uranium set in the 2015 JCPOA is 300kg. Iran now obtains over 1,500kg.

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