Iran- Enriched Uranium Production Equal to Amount Before JCPOA

  • The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has so far issued separate reports from the nuclear deal on its ambiguities over the two "suspicious sites".
  • The Islamic Republic, following an agreement on the visit of IAEA inspectors to these two centers, has requested that no independent reports will be released apart from the IAEA reports.
  • Atomic Energy Organization of Iran also announced the production of new centrifuges in Iran.

Behrouz Kamalvandi, a spokesman for the Atomic Energy  Organization of Iran, reacted to the report of the International Atomic Energy Agency. He said activity in the production of advanced centrifuges has expanded and the amount of enriched uranium has increased. Kamalvandi, told Iranian News Agency reporter on September 6th.

The International Atomic Energy Agency is an international organization that seeks to promote the peaceful use of nuclear energy, and to inhibit its use for any military purpose, including nuclear weapons.

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has so far issued separate reports from the nuclear deal on its ambiguities over the two “suspicious sites”. The International Atomic Energy Agency has so far published three separate reports.

The Islamic Republic, following an agreement on the visit of IAEA inspectors to these two centers, has requested that no independent reports will be released apart from the IAEA reports. A “suspicious site” has been visited so far. The second center is also scheduled to be visited by IAEA inspectors in September.

Behrouz Kamalvandi, a spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization and Ali Akbar Salehi’s deputy, spoke with a reporter from the Iranian News Agency (ISNA) on Sunday September 6th.

Kamalvandi spoke about the progress of the Islamic Republic of Iran’s nuclear program and expressed the hope that “the publication of parallel reports with the IAEA reports will end” by clearing up the ambiguities and questions of the Agency.”

The “two safeguards issues” that Kamalvandi is talking about are related to the two “suspicious sites.” One of these two sites is located near Tehran and the other is between Shahreza and Abadeh. Earlier, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced a base in Turghuzabad, citing stolen documents from Iran’s nuclear activities.

“Leak” Information Of Confidential Agency Reports

A spokesman for the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has expressed dissatisfaction with media coverage of parts of the IAEA report.

“The elements and reasons behind the act of sabotage at the Natanz facility have been identified, but it’s not possible to give out further information since the issue is under investigation,” Kamalvandi explained.  “We’ve had numerous industrial sabotage acts and we have an exhibition about many cases of sabotage acts that we discovered.”

Natanz is a city and capital of Natanz County, Isfahan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 12,060, in 3,411 families. It is located 70 kilometres south-east of Kashan.

Kamalvandi said the “leak” of information about nuclear activities was “harmful to the IAEA Secretariat and member states.” “Details of the countries’ activities and the nuclear program should not be released,” he said. “Not everyone needs to be informed about the technical details of a member state’s nuclear program.”

A spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran criticized the International Atomic Energy Agency’s performance in this regard, saying: “We see that with the release of the IAEA report, parts of the report are immediately leaked to the media.”

Increased Production Of Enriched Uranium

Kamalvandi spoke of producing more than 130 tons of heavy water and claimed that Iran had pledged in the nuclear deal not to store more than that amount of heavy water, but had not promised not to produce more than that amount of heavy water. A spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran said that Iran had pledged to export more than 130 tons of heavy water to other countries within the framework of JCPOA.

Kamalvandi said that the Islamic Republic of Iran currently has more water than it needs for the Arak reactor. He announced plans to sell heavy water to other countries, saying the Islamic Republic was “seriously” pursuing the plan. According to Kamalvandi, the production of enriched uranium has increased in the context of reducing Iran’s nuclear obligations, and now Iran has achieved more than three tons of enriched uranium.

Kamalvandi said that the Islamic Republic produces 250 to 300 kilograms of enriched uranium per month, which is equal to the uranium production capacity before the nuclear deal. A spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran also announced the production of new centrifuges in Iran. He said that Iran is currently testing IR-6, IR-8, and IR-9 vehicles.

He spoke about the redesign of the Arak reactor and suggested that Iran should start cold testing of the reactor next year. Kamalvandi, meanwhile, announced “cooperation with the Chinese” in the Arak reactor redesign project. He described the cooperation as “good” despite US pressure.

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