Iran Steps Up Production of Highly Enriched Uranium

(Wall Street Journal) Laurence Norman - Iranian officials said Tuesday that the country has started producing near-weapons-grade enriched uranium at a second nuclear facility. Iran has already produced enough 60%-enriched uranium at its Natanz nuclear facility to provide fuel for at least one nuclear weapon. Tuesday's claim means Iran will now also produce highly enriched uranium at its heavily fortified, underground Fordow nuclear site. Since April 2021, Iran has produced 62.3 kg. of uranium enriched at 60% purity, with the country producing almost 7 kg. of the material in the three months to Oct. 22, the IAEA recently reported.

2022-11-24 00:00:00

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