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Iran To Surpass Uranium Stockpile Limit Established Under Nuclear Deal From June 27

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Iran To Surpass Uranium Stockpile Limit Established Under Nuclear Deal From June 27

Spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran Behrouz Kamalvandi holds a news conference at Arak Heavy Water Reactor Facility in Khondab, Iran, June 17, 2019. IMAGE: PRESS TV

Iran will surpass the uranium stockpile limit set under the nuclear deal from June 27, Behrouz Kamalvandi, a spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, announced at the Arak Heavy Water Reactor Facility on June 17.

“Today the countdown to pass the 300 kilograms reserve of enriched uranium has started and in 10 days time we will pass this limit,” Kamalvandi said, according to Press TV. “This is based on the Articles 26 and 36 of the [nuclear deal], and will be reversed once other parties live up to their commitments.”

Kamalvandi said that Iran may also increase uranium enrichment to up to 20% for use in local reactors. The 2015 nuclear accord caps the level of purity to which Iran can enrich uranium at 3.67%.

“One scenario is that we will define 3.67 for the Bushehr power station, which needs 5% [enriched uranium] or if we define for the needs of the Tehran Research Reactor, it will be 20 percent. Various scenarios have been envisaged,” Kamalvandi stressed.

In May, Iran scaled back some commitments under the deal. Then, it warned that in 60 days it would resume refining uranium to a higher fissile degree if Europe failed to shield its trade from US sanctions.

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  • chris chuba

    Not only has the U.S. withdrawn from the JCPOA but the EU is not buying Iranian oil or trading with Iran so they have been in material breach of the agreement as well. This is Iran’s way of brushing back a little bit.

  • Benjamin NAZIyahu

    they have no reason to adhere since the US withdrew from the deal due to Kushner and Bibi
    but Z10n1st israel will never accept a nuclear armed Iran, even if it means regional global catastrophic war and millions of innocent people dying

  • LaRata

    muy bien Iran …

  • verner

    yep, that’s the way to go. get yourself a dozen or two or three doczen of núkes fitting on the best long distance (tel aviv/jerusalem) missiles so that the squatters can be evicted or ashified to kingdom come, now that it’s sort of made known that the squatters have some 100 nukes, the squatters have no right to continue its existence, it was forfeited eons ago and the only reason they are around today is that lloyd-george made a terrible mistake 100 years ago. wipe them out!

  • Brother Thomas

    No point adhering to a non-existent deal.