Iran's uranium enrichment


  • Russia 2021-08-25 19:30

    Russia reacts to reports of Iran enrichment acceleration

    TEHRAN – Russia’s Foreign Ministry has reacted to press reports that Iran allegedly accelerated its production of highly enriched uranium, underlining that this was because of the lack of progress on the restoration of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.

  • Rouhani inaugurates 526 tourism projects in 24 provinces 2021-06-14 22:01

    Iran enriching uranium to 63%, says Rouhani

    TEHRAN — President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday that Iran has mastered a level of knowledge that it is enriching uranium up to 63%, and that it can enrich uranium at any percentage it desires.

  • صالحي 2021-05-24 22:24

    Nuclear chief: 60% enrichment continuing

    TEHRAN — Ali Akbar Salehi, head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), said on Monday that Iran is still enriching uranium at different levels of purity, including 60%, 20% and 5%.

  • ابوالفضل عموئي 2021-05-16 19:12

    MP reveals Iran’s next step: Launching metal uranium factory

    TEHRAN— In an interview with the Young Journalists Club news agency on Sunday, Abolfazl Amouei, spokesman for the parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Committee, revealed that the next big step of Iran’s master plan is to develop its peaceful nuclear activities.

  • IAEA 2021-05-13 00:52

    IAEA: Iran's enriched uranium is up to 63%

    TEHRAN—The United Nations’ International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) announced on Tuesday that the uranium samples they have received from the Natanz nuclear site was enriched to up to 63%.

  • Gharibabadi 2021-04-23 19:44

    Change in mode of uranium enrichment ‘technical,’ Iran says

    TEHRAN – Iran’s ambassador to the Vienna-based international organizations has offered explanation about the country’s decision to change the mode by which it was producing uranium up to 60%, saying the decision was “technical.”

  • Biden 2021-04-17 16:29

    Biden says enrichment to 60% by Iran not helpful, but glad about talks

    U.S. President Joe Biden said on Friday that Iran's enrichment of uranium to 60% purity is not helpful but said he is pleased Tehran is still in indirect talks with the U.S. about both countries resuming compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal, officially called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

  • Rouhani addressing a cabinet session on April 14 2021-04-16 21:51

    Rouhani criticizes Europeans for misconception about Iran’s nuclear decision 

    TEHRAN — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Thursday harshly criticized the European countries for their recent comments on Iran’s nuclear activities, saying Europeans have formulated a wrong perception about Iran’s nuclear activities. 

  • Uranium enrichment 2021-04-16 21:31

    Iran flexes nuclear muscles with enrichment leap

    Iran can enrich uranium to 60% and beyond

    TEHRAN – In the latest move to achieve advanced nuclear technology, Iran announced on Friday that it produced the first batch of 60% enriched uranium for the first time.

  • Ghalibaf 2021-04-16 13:30

    Iranian scientists produce 60% enriched uranium: parliament speaker

    TEHRAN — In a tweet on Friday, Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf, speaker of the parliament, congratulated the Iranian nation on enrichment of uranium to 60% purity.

  • Iran's nuclear chief Salehi 2021-04-14 18:58

    Nuclear chief says 60% uranium is used for radiopharmaceuticals

    TEHRAN — The head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) said on Wednesday that Iran's move to produce uranium up to 60% purity is in line with the parliamentary ratification, noting that this level of enrichment is needed for producing radiopharmaceuticals.

  • eu 2021-04-14 18:43

    E3 express ‘grave concerns’ over Iran’s nuclear decisions 

    TEHRAN — The United Kingdom, France and Germany, known as E3, on Wednesday expressed concern over Iran’s latest moves to enrich uranium up to 60% purity.

  • Kamalvandi 2021-01-29 19:44

    Iran has stockpiled 17 kilogram of 20% enriched uranium

    TEHRAN – Behrooz Kamalvandi, spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), said on Thursday that after the implementation of the strategic law on lifting sanctions, Iran has accumulated about 17 kilograms of 20 percent enriched uranium.

  • Spox 2021-01-11 21:44

    E3 complicit in violating JCPOA, Iran says

    TEHRAN – Saeed Khatibzadeh, spokesman for Iran’s Foreign Ministry, has responded to a joint statement issued by the three European signatories to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal by saying that these countries have not only failed to uphold their obligations under the nuclear deal, but they have also been complicit in violating the deal alongside the United States.

  • Nuclear 2021-01-11 21:38

    Iran serious about its recent nuclear decisions

    TEHRAN – Iran has moved “quite rapidly” to raise the level of uranium enrichment to 20% after it informed the UN atomic watchdog of its intention. The move came a few days after Iran submitted a letter in this regard to the International Atomic Energy Agency. Iran is now warning that it will expel the IAEA inspectors in a few weeks if sanctions are not lifted by February.

  • Spox 2021-01-06 22:52

    Russia says U.S. pressure prompted Iran to resume 20% uranium enrichment

    TEHRAN - Iran’s decision to resume 20% uranium enrichment at the Fordow nuclear facility was due to U.S. pressure, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said.

  • Spox 2021-01-05 21:58

    China urges restraint, calls for unconditional U.S. return to JCPOA

    TEHRAN - In its first reaction to Iran’s announcement on resuming 20 percent uranium enrichment, China has urged all stakeholders of the 2015 nuclear deal to exercise restraint while pushing for an unconditional return of the United States to the nuclear deal.

  • Ambassador 2021-01-05 21:57

    Iran confirms IAEA access to 20% enrichment process at Fordow

    TEHRAN - Kazem Gharibabadi, Iran's ambassador and permanent representative to the Vienna-based international organizations, has confirmed that the UN nuclear watchdog had technical access to an Iranian nuclear site where Iran has just started enriching uranium to 20%.

  • Iran nuclear move aims to restore balance 2021-01-05 21:46

    Iran nuclear move aims to restore balance

    TEHRAN – Iran has embarked on a new nuclear policy aimed to restore the balance of rights and obligations in a nuclear deal that has long been implemented one-sidedly by Iran. The policy is aimed at persuading the European signatories to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal – France, Germany and the UK (E3) - that their poor track record in implementing their commitments under the deal is no longer acceptable to Iran.

  • Kamalvandi 2021-01-05 16:27

    Tehran: First batch of 20% enriched uranium products ready

    TEHRAN — Tehran says it has produced its first UF6 (uranium hexafluoride or hex) product a few hours after it announced the restarting of uranium enrichment at 20 percent in the Fordow nuclear site.

  • Araghchi 2021-01-05 15:49

    Iran can enrich uranium beyond 20% if necessary, says top nuclear negotiator

    TEHRAN — Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi has said Iran can enrich uranium beyond 20% if it needed to, emphasizing that the country’s enrichment program continues based on its needs.

  • 20% uranium enrichment 2021-01-04 14:56

    Iran starts 20% uranium enrichment

    TEHRAN – Iran has started the process of enriching uranium to 20% at the Fordow nuclear facility, the spokesman for Iran’s government announced on Monday.

  • Ulyanov 2021-01-03 21:15

    Iran decision to enrich uranium up to 20% was predictable: Russian diplomat

    TEHRAN – A senior Russian diplomat has said that Iran’s decision to increase uranium enrichment level up to 20% was predictable.

  • Iran 2021-01-03 20:54

    100% sure about 20% enrichment

    TEHRAN – In the latest sign that time is running out for the West to save the Iran nuclear deal, the UN nuclear watchdog has formally announced that it is informed by Tehran that Iran has decided to start enriching uranium to 20%, a major development that could spell the end of a deal that has long been on life support.

  • IAEA 2021-01-02 19:56

    Diplomat says Iran’s letter to IAEA is ‘self-explanatory’

    TEHRAN – The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has acknowledged that Iran plans to enrich uranium up to 20% at its Fordow facility, a month after the Iranian Parliament passed a bill that tasked the government with scaling up the country’s nuclear program.

  • Iran 2021-01-02 16:52

    Iran to increase uranium enrichment level to 20%: nuclear chief

    TEHRAN – Iran plans to increase uranium enrichment level to 20% as soon as possible, the head of Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) said late on Friday amid simmering tensions with the United States.

  • nuclear 2020-12-01 11:00

    Iran's strategic response

    TEHRAN – In a calibrated policy that was accelerated following the assassination of prominent nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, Iranian lawmakers have moved to respond to the assassination by finalizing a bill that would rekindle the all-but-dormant Iranian nuclear program.

  • Concrete-casting operation starts at phase II of Bushehr nuclear plant 2019-11-10 15:56

    Concrete-casting operation starts at phase II of Bushehr nuclear plant 

    TEHRAN – The concrete-casting operation of the new phase of the Bushehr nuclear power plant started on Sunday,  

  • Kamalvandi 2019-08-13 15:12

    Iran’s enriched uranium stockpile hits 370 kg

    TEHRAN – Iran’s enriched uranium stockpile has increased to reach 370 kilograms, according to the country’s Atomic Energy Organization spokesman.

  • Naghavi Hosseini 2019-08-05 20:32

    Iran to review nuclear decision if other sides fulfil commitments: MP

    TEHRAN - Hossein Naghavi Hosseini, the spokesman for the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee, has said Iran will review its decision to reduce its nuclear commitments if other sides take practical actions to fulfill their obligations.