Envoy: IAEA Verifies Iran's 60% Enrichment

April 18, 2021

Weapon Program: 

  • Nuclear

London, April 18, IRNA - Iran’s ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Kazem Gharibabadi said on Sunday that IAEA has verified Iran's 60% uranium enrichment.

The IAEA released a report to verify that on April 17 that Iran has started producing UF6 with 60% purity through feeding UF6 gas with 5% purity simultaneously to IR4 and IR6 chains in Natanz Enrichment Center, Gharibabadi told reporters.

He added that Iran's IR6 enrichment level was 55.3%.

Earlier, Head of Atomic Energy Organization of Iran Ali Akbar Salehi said that Iran has begun enriching uranium at 60 percent at the Natanz nuclear facility.

Meanwhile, President Hassan Rouhani told a cabinet meeting on Wednesday that the decision to enrich uranium to the level of 60 percent is a response to sabotage at the Natanz nuclear facility.