Iranian official: We can resume production of highly enriched uranium at any moment

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Iranian official: We can resume production of highly enriched uranium at any moment
Iran's atomic energy chief says the country can enrich uranium at 60% if the US again leaves nuclear deal.
Elad Benari

Iran can resume production of highly enriched uranium "at any moment" if the US again pulls out of a nuclear deal with major powers, its atomic energy chief said Friday, according to a report in the AFP news agency. Mohammad Eslami, head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, was speaking as talks in Vienna on bringing Washington back into the 2015 nuclear deal it signed with world powers. The 2015 deal set a 3.67 percent limit for Iran's uranium enrichment, sufficient for its power generation needs although not for some other civilian uses, such as the production of medical isotopes.

Iran has gradually scaled back its compliance with the 2015 deal response to former US President Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the agreement in May of 2018. As part of that, Iran has been producing uranium enriched to 60 percent, a level that has sparked Western concern although it still falls short of weapons grade. "Enrichment can be done at any moment when (officials) decide or there is the will for it," Eslami said on his organization’s website.

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