Iran Announces Plans to at IR-6 Centrifuges to Fordow: Verification and Monitoring in the Islamic Republic of Iran in Light of United Nations Security Council Resolution 2231 (2015) (GOV/INF/2021/9)

Report by the Director General
February 2, 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. As previously reported, on 4 January 2021, Iran started the production of UF6 enriched up to 20% U-235 at the Fordow Fuel Enrichment Plant (FFEP) in Unit 2 using six cascades configured as three sets of two interconnected cascades containing a total of 1044 of IR-1 centrifuges.

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