April 19 2021 The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) announced Wednesday that it has verified that Iran has begun production of enriched uranium enriched at its Natanz plant, confirming previous announcements by Iranian officials.
On the other hand, despite the differences, the parties to the Talks on the Iran Nuclear Agreement in Vienna expressed optimism that progress had been made.
Iran’s nuclear production activities have been confirmed by the International Atomic Energy Agency
In a report to member states, the International Atomic Energy Agency confirmed that Iran had begun producing enriched uranium enriched at 60 percent abundance in Natanz, according to Kazim Garibadi, Iran’s permanent representative to international organizations in Vienna.
Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization Chairman Ali Abdullah Salehi said on the 16th, Iran has begun production of the first batch of enriched uranium with a abundance of 60%, the current progress is to produce 9 grams per hour.
According to the IAEA report, Iran told the International Energy Agency that it produced 55.3 percent enriched uranium.
The International Atomic Energy Agency has conducted a sample analysis to independently verify Iran’s declared enrichment levels. The IAEA will report this analysis in due course. The agency added in a statement on the 17th that samples had been taken for study and noted that the enrichment was carried out through IR4 and IR6 centrifuges.
Iran nuclear talks begin to “form understanding”?
An EU official said talks in Vienna aimed at saving the Iran nuclear deal would last for several days and then be suspended for a period of time so that Iranian and U.S. officials could return home for consultations. He noted that progress on the difficult task of negotiations was not easy.
Meanwhile, at the nuclear talks in Vienna, Iran’s chief negotiator, Abbas Akiki, confirmed that despite “serious differences”, the talks had begun to form an understanding.
Iranian state media quoted Akichi as saying: “It seems that a new understanding has begun to emerge, the two sides have an understanding of the ultimate goal.” But this path is not easy, and there are still some serious differences”.
“We have reached a new stage where we can develop new texts, including the lifting of sanctions and nuclear steps,” Akichi said. He noted that Iran had put forward a written idea.
Russian negotiators said participants were “satisfied” with the progress made. European diplomatic negotiators also confirmed this, saying the talks had “made progress” in an difficult task.