Tehran, January 7 Iran Atomic Energy Organization spokesman Behruz Kamalwandi said on the 7th that Iran can increase enriched uranium abundance to 90%.
Kamalwandi told Iranian state television on the same day that Iran can “easily” increase its enriched uranium abundance to 90%.” If there is a need to increase enriched uranium abundance to more than 20% in some areas, then the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran can do so.”
Ali Akbar Salehi, Chairman of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, said on the 2nd that Iran has written to its Vienna representative office to submit a notification letter to the International Atomic Energy Agency on its intention to increase enriched uranium abundance to 20%.
Iranian government spokesman Rabbié said on the 4th that Iran has begun to implement measures to increase enriched uranium abundance to 20% at the Fordo nuclear facility.
Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Aragesh said on the 5th that Iran’s implementation of the measures to increase enriched uranium abundance to 20% is based on the comprehensive agreement on the Iranian nuclear issue, and does not mean the end of the agreement.
In July 2015, Iran reached a comprehensive agreement on the Iranian nuclear issue with the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Russia, China and Germany.
According to the agreement, Iran promised to limit its nuclear program and the international community lifted sanctions against Iran. The U.S. government unilaterally withdrew from the Iran nuclear agreement in May 2018, and then restarted and added a series of sanctions against Iran.
Iran has phased out compliance with some of the terms of the agreement since May 2019, including increasing enriched uranium abundance to 4.5%, which is higher than the 3.67 percent stipulated in the Iran nuclear agreement, but promised measures to be “reversible”.
According to the regulations of the International Atomic Energy Agency, the enrichment of civilian-grade uranium is up to 20%.