The Strategist

Bloomberg: Iran enriches uranium to 84%, 6% less than needed to build nuclear weapons

02/20/2023 - 09:45

According to Bloomberg sources, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) discovered last week that Iran's uranium was enriched to 84 percent.

This is 6% less than what is needed for a nuclear bomb. Tehran has already informed outside experts that its centrifuges are capable of 60% uranium enrichment.

IAEA inspectors will look into whether Iran knowingly produced uranium that was highly enriched. According to Bloomberg, the international group has now seen "suspicious enrichment-related actions" twice in one month.

After an unauthorized visit of the Fordow complex in January, an IAEA delegation chastised Iran for not disclosing modifications to the operation of two IR-6 centrifuge cascades that enrich uranium to 60%. A spokesman for the Iranian Atomic Energy Agency, claimed that the IAEA report was based on out-of-date information.