Under the deal reached between Iran with main powers in 2015, it might solely enrich uranium up to 3.67 p.c.
Iran advised the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) that it plans to begin enriching uranium up to 20 p.c purity, the stage it achieved earlier than signing the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) in 2015, the Russian ambassador to the company stated.
Mikhail Ulyanov took to Twitter to clarify how this info grew to become identified.
Last month, Iran handed a invoice to improve its uranium enrichment and cease the UN inspecting its nuclear websites in response to the killing of nuclear physicist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh.
In 2015, Iran signed the JCPOA with China, France, Germany, Russia, the UK, the US, and the EU. It required Tehran to curtail its nuclear programme and downgrade its uranium reserves in trade for sanctions aid. The deal additionally envisaged lifting the arms embargo 5 years after the adoption of the JCPOA.
In 2018, the US unilaterally withdrew from the deal and reimposed its sanctions towards Iran. Tehran responded by pledging to regularly backtrack on its commitments and resume uranium enrichment except different JCPOA signatories failed to assist it bypass US sanctions.