Iran will exceed the limit of its nuclear agreement on uranium in 10 days

Alejandro Figuera
3 min read

Only a few days are left for Iran to exceed the allowed limit of its uranium reserves agreed under a nuclear agreement in 2015.

A spokesman for the country's atomic energy agency revealed the previous information. In addition, he mentioned that Teheran, would raise their levels of uranium enrichment, thus violating the nuclear agreement.

The argument of Iran, according to this Spokesman, is that they act "according to the needs of the country ".

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Precisely, the comments of the Iranian officials coincide with one of the moments of highest tension between the United States and the nation located in Western Asia.

Especially after the nation led by Donald Trump has blamed the Iranian government for perpetuating the attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman last week.

What is Iran's problem with uranium

A year ago, the United States removed the validity of the multilateral Joint Comprehensive Action Plan.

This plan, which is publicly known as the international agreement on Iran's nuclear program, agreed that Iran would have to get rid of its reserves of medium enriched uranium; cause a reduction of its enriched uranium reserves by at least 98%, and reduce its gas centrifuges by two thirds for three years.

The main reason for his removal was mainly that Iran was not complying with the agreement. And this represents a threat for all countries, especially for the United States, since by not having Iran's uranium reserves controlled, they have the possibility of building nuclear weapons.

The overcoming of the nuclear agreement in 10 days

On Iranian television, a press conference was broadcast on Monday, with the spokesperson of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran Behrouz Kamalvandi.

At the press conference at the Arak Nuclear Complex, Behrouz said the reserve limit could be exceeded by 10 days.

"We have quadrupled the enrichment rate and we have even increased it more recently, so that in 10 days the 300 kg limit will be exceeded "said Kamalvandi.

He added that the Bushehr nuclear power plant, built in the 90's along with the Russians, needs 5% enriched uranium. Likewise, they need a uranium with a purity of 20% to make fuel for the Tehran research reactor.

The concern of the experts

Uranium when it has a purity of 20% can be considered highly enriched, according to The Associated Press:

"Going from 20% to 90% is a relatively faster process, something that worries the nuclear nonproliferation experts "

Spokesman Kamalvandi mentioned that "there's still time; if European countries act"


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