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  • I don't Iran has started producing uranium metal, a material that could be used to make the core of an atomic weapon.

  • That's according to a report from the UN's International Atomic Energy Agency.

  • On Wednesday, the U.

  • N atomic watchdog confirmed about 3 g of the uranium metal was produced at Iran's fuel plate fabrication plant in Esfahan earlier this week.

  • Reports confirmed that the metal material was not enriched.

  • According to the I A E, a report and another seen by Reuters, Tehran plans to enrich their uranium metal to 20% short of the 90% considered weapons grade.

  • Last year, Iran passed a law calling for the opening of a uranium metal plant for nuclear weapon research in response to the killing of its top nuclear scientist in November.

  • This is the latest breach of its nuclear deal with major powers, a pattern in recent months that's made it more difficult for the US to re enter the agreement.

  • Iran began breaching the deal in 2019 when former President Donald Trump withdrew the US from the agreement and re imposed sanctions on Tehran.

  • The 2015 deal was to limit the amount of nuclear material Iran could produce at one time instead of its usual 2 to 3 months timeline.

  • The agreement ensures it would take at least a year to create an atomic weapon.

  • Tehran has always denied pursuing nuclear weapons and says its program is for peaceful purposes.

I don't Iran has started producing uranium metal, a material that could be used to make the core of an atomic weapon.

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Iran makes uranium metal for nuclear research, says U.N.

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    林宜悉 posted on 2021/02/13
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