Iran's Near-Bomb-Grade Uranium Stock Grows, Talks Stall, IAEA Reports Say

May 27, 2024


Francois Murphy



According to a quarterly report of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Iran has added more than 20 kg to its stockpile of uranium enriched to 60 percent purity since the last report in February, for a total of 142.1 kg enriched to that level. The report also noted that the deaths of Iran's president and foreign minister have caused a pause in talks between Iran and the IAEA over improving cooperation. France and the United Kingdom have reportedly pushed to adopt a new resolution censuring Iran at the upcoming IAEA board meeting, but the United States has so far not supported the move.