Iran Announces Plans to Enrich Uranium to 20 Percent at Fordow: Verification and Monitoring in the Islamic Republic of Iran in Light of United Nations Security Council Resolution 2231 (2015) (GOV/INF/2021/1)

Report by the Director General
January 1, 2021

Weapon Program: 

  • Nuclear

1. This report of the Director General to the Board of Governors and, in parallel, to the United Nations Security Council (Security Council), is on the Islamic Republic of Iran’s (Iran’s) implementation of its nuclear-related commitments under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) in relation to its enrichment related activities. It provides an update on developments since the Director General’s previous reports.

Activities Related to Enrichment

2. In a letter dated 31 December 2020, Iran informed the Agency that “according to the act passed by the parliament of the Islamic Republic of Iran and in order to comply with this act, the AEOI [Atomic Energy Organization of Iran] intends to produce LEU [low-enriched uranium] up to 20%” at the Fordow Fuel Enrichment Plant (FFEP), and that the “relevant part” of the design information questionnaire for FFEP “will be updated accordingly”.