Iran Honoring Nuclear Deal but Nearing Heavy-water Limit Again: IAEA

June 2, 2017


Francois Murphy



The most recent International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) report on Iran's implementation of the nuclear deal noted that Iran's stock of low-enriched uranium was 79.8 kg as of May 27th and that the level of enrichment did not exceed 3.67 percent.  Iran's stock of heavy water reached 128.2 metric tons, close to the 130 ton limit under the nuclear deal, according to the report.  However, Iran is currently not producing heavy water after shutting down its heavy water production plant for maintenance.  The IAEA verified the shutdown on May 16.