Iran insists nuclear program peaceful after IAEA reports uranium enrichment jump

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Iran insists nuclear program peaceful after IAEA reports uranium enrichment jump
Foreign Ministry says research remains within Non-Proliferation Treaty and is under supervision by UN nuclear watchdog, vows work will continue
By AFP
18 August 2021

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran has stressed its nuclear activities are peaceful and conform to safeguard obligations after the UN nuclear watchdog said it has established a process to accelerate production of highly enriched uranium. International Atomic Energy Agency director Rafael Grossi informed IAEA member states that Iran was boosting such capacity at its Natanz enrichment plant. “All of (Iran’s) nuclear programs and actions are in complete compliance with the NPT (Non-Proliferation Treaty), Iran’s safeguards commitments, under IAEA supervision and previously announced,” Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said in a statement on Tuesday. The UN agency verified on Saturday that “Iran had configured a new operational mode for the production of UF6 enriched up to 60 percent U-235,” Grossi said in a statement to AFP. This involved using two centrifuge cascades compared with one previously, he added.

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