Iran announced the start of enriching uranium to a purity of 60% at the Fordow site, according to local media, on Tuesday.
The Iranian news agency ISNA reported that Tehran had informed the International Atomic Energy Agency that it had “began enriching uranium to 60% purity at the Fordow site,” noting that the decision was a “strong response” to the agency’s recent decision.
And other Iranian media revealed that Tehran “will also build a new set of centrifuges at its nuclear sites in Natanz and Fordow.”
The International Atomic Energy Agency’s 35-nation board of governors approved Thursday a resolution ordering Iran to cooperate urgently with the agency’s investigation into traces of uranium found at three undeclared sites.
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This is the second decision targeting Iran this year regarding this investigation.
According to estimates by the International Atomic Energy Agency, Iran has increased its stockpile of 60 percent pure, fissile uranium to 62.3 kilograms, up from 55.6 kilograms.
It is noteworthy that Iran is not entitled, according to the nuclear agreement signed in 2015, and what is happening in the negotiations to revive it, to possess inside more than 202 kilograms of enriched uranium with a purity of 3.67 percent, which is allowed in the agreement for Iran to enrich uranium.