IAEA report: Iran preparing enrichment escalation at Fordow

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IAEA report: Iran preparing enrichment escalation at Fordow
UN nuclear watchdog says Iran preparing to use advanced IR-6 centrifuges at underground Fordow site.
Elad Benari
21.06.22

Iran is escalating its uranium enrichment further by preparing to use advanced IR-6 centrifuges at its underground Fordow site that can more easily switch between enrichment levels, Reuters reported on Monday, citing the newest report by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). The move is the latest of several steps Iran had long threatened to take but held off carrying out until 30 of the 35 countries on the IAEA Board of Governors backed a resolution this month criticizing it for failing to explain uranium traces found at undeclared sites.

IAEA inspectors verified on Saturday that Iran was ready to feed uranium hexafluoride (UF6) gas, the material centrifuges enrich, into the second of two cascades, or clusters, of IR-6 centrifuges installed at Fordow, a site dug into mountain, the confidential IAEA report to member states, seen by Reuters, said. Iran informed the IAEA on Monday that passivation of the cascade, a process that precedes enrichment and also involves feeding UF6 into the machines, had begun on Sunday.

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