The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has issued a report confirming an earlier announcement by the spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), Behrouz Kamalvandi, that Tehran has passed the 3.67% uranium enrichment cap set by a 2015 nuclear deal and reached about 4.5%.
The Russian envoy to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) says Iran accepted to limit the amount of its low-enriched uranium only as a voluntary step, adding that the UN nuclear agency does not enforce any limitations on the volume of the product that the Islamic Republic can keep.
The UN nuclear agency's chief says he is "worried about increasing tensions" over Iran's nuclear program, calling for de-escalation efforts as Tehran expresses dissatisfaction with European actions to offset the effects of the US withdrawal from a 2015 international deal.
Iran's commitment to its obligations under the nuclear deal it signed with international parties has been echoed several times in the international nuclear watchdog reports, a US anti-proliferation organization said.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said the United Nations nuclear watchdog’s verification for the 14th time of Iran’s continued commitment to its nuclear deal with world countries flies in the face of Israeli and American “lies.”
The nuclear reactor that is believed to have supplied much of the plutonium for North Korea’s nuclear weapons appears to have been shut down for the past three months, the UN atomic watchdog said on Monday, without suggesting why.