Thursday, May 26, 2022

Atomic Energy Agency: Iran has enriched uranium with higher purity than stipulated


Zubair Yaqoob
The author has diversified experience in investigative journalism. He is Chief content editor at

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said on Monday that Iran had enriched uranium with a purity that exceeded the limit set by the world’s three-year nuclear deal with the world powers of 3.67 percent, which confirms the action announced by the Iranian government before.

“IAEA Director-General Yukiya Amano told the board of governors that IAEA inspectors were investigating on July 8 that Iran was enriching higher than 3.67 percent,” said a spokesman for the IAEA, which oversees the agreement.

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A report sent to IAEA member states obtained by Reuters said the agency had verified the level of uranium enrichment via online devices to monitor enrichment, adding that samples were also taken on Monday for examination.

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