Reportedly, the Islamic Republic of Iran has been continuing to ramp up its enrichment of uranium by preparing to make use of advanced centrifuges at its underground Fordow nuclear facility as experts out of the U.N. have been issuing warnings that the Islamic country should now have more than enough fissile material to create a nuclear weapon.
This recently reported information, which was put forth as part of a United Nations nuclear watchdog report that was gathered by Reuters, takes place just after an overwhelming majority of nations on the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) Board of Governors outright slammed Iran with their condemnation for failing to explain various traces of uranium were being discovered across sites that Iran did not choose to disclose.
“IAEA inspectors verified on Saturday that Iran was ready to feed uranium hexafluoride (UF6) gas, the material centrifuges enrich, into the second of two cascades, or clusters, of IR-6 centrifuges installed at Fordow, a site dug into mountain,” stated a report from Reuters. “Iran informed the IAEA on Monday that passivation of the cascade, a process that precedes enrichment and also involves feeding UF6 into the machines, had begun on Sunday.”
These advanced centrifuge machines posses the power to change the purity levels at which they can enrich uranium, which would allow Iran to make the choice to quickly ramp up their production of the purity of uranium required to create nuclear capable weapons.
“At a different site, Iran is already enriching to up to 60%, close to the roughly 90% of weapons-grade and far above the 2015 deal’s cap of 3.67%,” continued the report. “In response to the Board of Governors’ resolution, Iran has ordered the removal of IAEA cameras installed under the 2015 deal and pressed ahead with the installation of IR-6 centrifuges at an underground plant at Natanz where the deal lets it enrich but only with far less efficient IR-1 machines.”
The IAEA stated via a report near the end of last month that was seen by many outlets that the stockpile of enriched uranium from Iran has managed to reach a high enough level that they now had the ability to create nuclear-capable weapons. This took place just after President Joe Biden failed to convince Iran to go back into some form of nuclear agreement. A significant portion of the negotiators who had worked under the Biden administration has quit due to what they say is Biden being entirely too weak when dealing with Iran in regards to nuclear negotiations.
“The IAEA reported that Iran’s stockpile of 60% highly enriched uranium had reached 43.3 kilograms, equivalent to 95.5 pounds,” stated a report from The Wall Street Journal. “A person close to the IAEA said Iran’s stockpile of 60% is now above the so-called significant quantity that defines how much nuclear material could be needed for a nuclear weapon.”
Many experts have stated that Iran now has the power to quickly convert its 60% enriched uranium up to the needed 90% enriched uranium that is required for weaponry.