Tehran has taken the first steps for the development of modern process of uranium enrichment to 20%. Uranium enriched over 20% is used for military purposes. The resumption of uranium enrichment at this level means that Iran goes nuclear agreement in 2015.
“Began preliminary work on developing the modern 20-percent [enriched uranium] fuel,” — said the head of atomic energy Organization of Iran Ali Akbar Salehi on state television, AP reports.
According to the head of the Iranian nuclear program, the use of “modern fuels” will increase the efficiency of a nuclear reactor in Tehran, which is currently running on the old fuel.
“We are on the verge of readiness”, — he said, without going into details.
Recall that the U.S. has resumed all sanctions against Iran on November 5. These sanctions can have twice more powerful effect than restrictions imposed in 2012. The U.S. government has allowed eight countries to buy Iranian oil, despite imposed by Washington on November 5 sanctions. The US President Donald trump said that the US government, as before, opened to the conclusion of a new agreement with Iran and urged Tehran authorities to make a “clear choice”