Iran to exceed uranium stockpile limit set by nuclear deal in 10 days

Iran to exceed uranium stockpile limit set by nuclear deal in 10 days

☢️ Tehran will increase uranium production beyond the limits set by the 2015 nuclear deal by June 27, a spokesperson for the nation’s atomic energy agency, Behrouz Kamalvandi, said on Monday.

Iran has “already increased” uranium production at a nuclear research site in Natanz in the central Isfahan province, Kamalvandi told reporters at a heavy water nuclear complex in Arak.

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Tehran said in May it will reduce compliance with the nuclear pact it agreed with world powers in 2015, in protest at the United States’ decision to unilaterally pull out of the agreement and reimpose sanctions last year.

The deal aimed to extend the amount of time it would theoretically take Iran to produce enough fissile material for an atomic bomb from several months to a minimum of one year.

The accord caps Iran’s stock of low-enriched uranium at 300 kg of uranium hexafluoride enriched to 3.67 percent or its equivalent for 15 years.