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Iran: two months have passed since the ultimatum for nuclear agreement

Uranium production increased: ever closer to the atomic?

Two months have passed since the ultimatum given by Iran to the European Union (see AVIONEWS). On September 4, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani had granted only another 60 days to extend the date to save the 2015 nuclear agreement and warned that Tehran was preparing to "put into practice" the violation of the global joint action plan stipulated at Vienna.

The head of the Tehran atomic energy organization, Ali Akbar Salehi announced today on State television that "Iran has increased its daily uranium production by about 10 times, bringing it to 5,000 grams and it is operating 60 advanced IR-6 centrifuges at the Natanz nuclear site".

This is a violation of the nuclear pact: centrifuges can produce enriched metal at a rate 10 times faster than the first-generation model allowed and in this way could potentially be able to reduce the time needed to produce the atomic bomb.

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AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency