Tehran, March 4. Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will continue their discussions to clarify the increase in Iranian reserves of enriched uranium to levels close to those needed for the manufacture of atomic bombs and other aspects of the nuclear program of the Persian country.
“We are working hard and our teams are working today to find solutions,” said the director of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Argentine Rafael Grossi, who arrived in the Persian country yesterday to hold meetings. meetings with senior Iranian officials on the Persian country’s nuclear activities.
The Argentinian said the talks with the head of the Iranian Atomic Energy Organization, Mohamad Eslami, are taking place in “an atmosphere of work, honesty and cooperation”, and will continue throughout the daytime.
“I am sure that we will pave the way for important agreements with the constructive discussions that we have,” he said during a press conference with Eslami.
Grossi’s trip to the Iranian capital comes amid talks between the UN body and the Persian country over increasing its reserves of enriched uranium with a purity of up to 60 by 40.5%. %, up to 87.5 kilos.
Separately, the IAEA confirmed in a report last week that a sample taken in January at the Fordo underground facility (south of Tehran) returned particles of 83.7% enriched uranium, which the Iran has blamed on “involuntary fluctuations”.
To manufacture nuclear weapons, you need enriched uranium with a purity of between 80 and 90%.
Tehran says it enriches its uranium for medical applications.
Eslami reiterated that his country has not enriched uranium above 60% and again underlined the peaceful nature of Iran’s nuclear program.
Iran has been negotiating for months with Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Russia, China and, indirectly, with the United States, the restoration of the 2015 pact, which limited the nuclear program of the Iran in exchange for the lifting of sanctions and which it abandoned in 2018. the then US President, Republican Donald Trump.
Since then, it has enriched 3,673.7 kilos of uranium of various purities (2%, 5%, 20% and 60%), beyond the 300 kilos authorized by the nuclear pact up to a maximum purity of 3, 67%. ECE