Over 120kg of Uranium Enriched to 20%

Over 120kg of Uranium Enriched to 20%
Over 120kg of Uranium Enriched to 20%

Iran has produced over 120kg of 20% enriched uranium, the head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran announced. 
“We have passed 120 kilograms,” Mohammad Eslami said in a televised interview on Saturday. 
“We have more than that figure. Our people know well that [western powers] were meant to give us the enriched fuel at 20% to use in the Tehran reactor, but they haven’t done so.”
“If they do not do it, we would naturally have problems with the lack of fuel for the Tehran reactor.”
The Tehran reactor was originally supplied to Iran by the US in the 1960s to produce radioisotopes for use in medical treatments and agriculture, and has since been modified to run on 20% enriched uranium.
In September, the International Atomic Energy Agency reported that Iran had boosted its stocks of uranium that had been enriched above the percentage allowed in the 2015 deal with world powers.
It estimated that Iran had 84.3kg of uranium enriched to 20%, up from 62.8kg when the IAEA last reported in May.
Under the deal, Iran was not meant to enrich uranium above 3.67. 
Under the 2015 agreement, China, France, Germany, the UK and the US had agreed to lift sanctions against Iran if Tehran cut back its nuclear program.
Since former US president Donald Trump pulled Washington out of the deal in 2018 and reimposed sanctions, Tehran has progressively abandoned its commitments under the agreement.
On Friday, Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said he was optimistic that talks on reviving the 2015 deal would make progress, provided Washington fully resumed its commitments.
Amir-Abdollahian reiterated that Iran would “soon” return to the nuclear talks with world powers, which include indirect negotiations with the US.
The talks, which aim to bring Washington and Tehran back into compliance with the 2015 nuclear pact, were paused in June after the Ebrahim Raeisi was elected Iran’s president.

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