The Vienna-based International Atomic Energy Agency said in a report released on Tuesday, a copy of which reached Reuters, that Iran has a purity of 63 percent or uranium enriched in Natanz to enrich uranium by more than 60 percent.

The organization that monitors compliance with the United Nations nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty wrote in a report to member states that Iran says the level of uranium enrichment has fluctuated. “An analysis of environmental samples taken by the IAEA in April 2021 revealed that the uranium isotope U-235 enriched by 63 percent, consistent with fluctuations in the level of enrichment reported by Iran,” the report said, and did not explain the justification for fluctuations in enrichment levels.

The nuclear agreement signed in Vienna in 2015 between Iran and six major powers provides for Iran to limit its nuclear program in exchange for a reduction or gradual lifting of international sanctions imposed on it. Under the agreement, the Islamic Republic will only be able to enrich 3.67 percent of the uranium at Natanz using first-generation IR-1 centrifuges, which is well below the enrichment of at least 90 percent of uranium for nuclear weapons.

From the Six Powers Agreement, former US President Donald Trump withdrew his country and reimposed sanctions on Iran. In response, Iran gradually abandoned its obligations, increasing the purity of its enriched uranium and installing second-generation centrifuges and series at the uranium enrichment plant in Natanz.

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Negotiations about the possibility of salvaging the nuclear deal have resumed in Vienna in recent days.

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Once operational, the new Iranian uranium enrichment plant has already collapsed

MTI / hvg.huTechnique

The power supply for uranium enrichment was defective, but no damage or contamination occurred. The facility was officially opened for a day.

Iran announced that it is seeking to obtain pre-enrichment levels of nuclear uranium


Before the treaty was terminated by President Donald Trump, Iran was already able to produce 20% enriched uranium.