Iran, in response to the decision taken by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) under the leadership of the USA, England, France and Germany, started to enrich uranium with 60 percent purity at its nuclear facility in Fordo.
According to Iranian state television, Iran announced that it had started enriching uranium at high levels in response to the unfavorable decision taken by the IAEA Executive Board on the grounds that it did not cooperate adequately.
’90 PERCENT’ FOR WEAPON
After the IAEA confirmed the development, a statement came from the USA that ” Iran Will not be allowed to have Nuclear Weapons Capability”. The ‘Joint Comprehensive Action Plan’ agreement signed in 2015 between Iran and the permanent members of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), the USA, Russia, China, the UK and France, and Germany, allows Tehran to enrich uranium at a rate of 3.67 percent. On the other hand, Iran, which stopped its commitments a year after the US unilaterally withdrew from the agreement in 2018, announced that it had enriched 60 percent pure uranium in Natanz. A nuclear bomb requires 90 percent pure uranium.