Iran has 120 kilograms of 20 percent enriched uranium: nuclear chief

Tehran, October 10, 2021 (TME desk): Iran has produced more than 120 kilograms of uranium, which is 20 percent rich. The head of the country’s Atomic Energy Organization made the announcement on state television on Saturday evening.
“We have exceeded 120 kilograms of uranium enrichment,” said Mohammad Islami, head of the Atomic Energy Organization. That’s more than we can count. “
“Our people are well aware that they (Western powers) have promised 20 percent uranium enrichment for use in Tehran’s nuclear reactors, but they have not kept their word,” he said.
He said if uranium was not enriched to 20 percent, Tehran would naturally face a fuel crisis.
In September, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) reported that Iran was stockpiling more uranium than was allowed in the 2015 agreement with world powers.
It is said that Iran’s 20 percent enriched uranium amounted to 74.3 kilograms, up from 72.6 kilograms in an earlier May report.
According to the agreement, the uranium enrichment level should be kept at 3.6, which can be used in nuclear power plants. However, for nuclear weapons, uranium needs to be enriched to more than 90 percent.

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