Iran's Enrichment To High Levels At Natanz Plant Is Expanding, IAEA Says

October 25, 2021

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Reuters

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) reported on October 25 that Iran plans to feed 20% enriched uranium into additional centrifuges at its Natanz enrichment plant. While this process would normally produce high-enriched uranium (HEU) of greater than 20% purity, the IAEA said Iran is not preserving the HEU. Instead, it is reportedly mixing the HEU with waste and disposing of it. Iran is likely taking these steps to study the enrichment process. Iran began the process on October 25 using one IR-6 centrifuge, according to the IAEA.