The Strategist

Iran accelerates production of enriched uranium by 60%

12/27/2023 - 06:59

Iran has increased its uranium enrichment production rate to 60% once more, according to a report from the IAEA.

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"Iran in recent weeks has tripled the rate of production of uranium enriched to 60%, reaching the level of nine kilograms per month," the report states. It observes that this reverses the former pattern of slowing down Iran’s rate of uranium enrichment.

The country has now started enriching uranium to the same extent as it did in the first half of 2023.

Iran's highly enriched uranium stockpiling appears to have slowed considerably, according to a report from the IAEA on November 15.

Iran started enriching uranium to 60% in 2021 in response to nuclear facility sabotage at Natanz.