Iran has increased its stockpile of uranium enriched to 60%. Since the last report on September 5, this volume has increased by 6.7 kg to 128.3 kg, Ukrainian news agency UNIAN reported, citing Reuters.
“Iran’s continued progress in enriching to very high levels, but failure to cooperate with the IAEA, poses a challenge to both the agency and Western countries, which have repeatedly called on Iran to change course,” it said.
Iran has enough enriched uranium to build more nuclear bombs, although it denies it is pursuing such weapons. According to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Iran has enough weapons-grade uranium for three atomic bombs.
The rate of uranium enrichment has slowed to about 3 kg per month, although the rate was 9 kg earlier this year. According to diplomats, this is the result of indirect negotiations with the US.
While the US and European allies have previously threatened to pass a new binding resolution against Iran, diplomats say that will not happen this time. Reasons include avoiding a diplomatic escalation with Iran while focusing on Israel’s conflict with Hamas in Gaza.
The Pentagon previously said Iran could produce enough fissile material for a nuclear bomb in about 12 days. In February of this year, Bloomberg wrote that Iran is closer to creating a nuclear bomb.
Back in March, however, Iran promised to cooperate with the IAEA regarding its nuclear program.
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