IAEA Report Details Iran’s Stockpile of Low-Enriched Uranium

Iran finishes moving centrifuges underground

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has a new report on Iran’s nuclear program, mostly reiterating things already known about the program.

Iran’s low-enriched uranium stockpile is now at 2,442.9kg, which is about 12 times the limit set under the nuclear deal, of 202.8kg. The stockpile has grown since the last report, but not by an unusual amount.

Iran has been deliberately not complying with the stockpile limit since the US dishonored the deal, as a way to trigger talks on securing sanctions relief they were promised, though this has meant consistent claims of violations.

Other actions from the report are also things well documented, like Iran moving centrifuges from Natanz to a deeper underground site. Iran made the move public knowledge months ago, after Israel sabotaged the site.

Speaking of Israel, the IAEA is again pressing Iran on one of the Israel-claimed nuclear sites. Iran provided data on the site, but the IAEA says it’s “not technically credible,” which means a new round of pushing Iran for answers on a site that has little evidence of ever being active.

Author: Jason Ditz

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