IAEA confirms Iran’s intention to ramp up uranium enrichment

The UN’s International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) confirms in a statement that Iran has warned that it will start enriching uranium up to 60% purity.

In a report to member states, the IAEA’s director-general, Rafael Mariano Grossi, “said Iran had informed the Agency that the country intends to start producing UF6 enriched up to 60 percent,” says the statement, sent to AFP by a spokesperson.

Iran’s announcement casts a shadow over ongoing talks in Vienna, which are set to resume Thursday and are aimed at salvaging the tattered 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers that former US president Donald Trump abandoned three years ago.

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