Rafael Grossi visits Iran due to the increase in enriched uranium reserves: “We are working to find solutions”

Rafael Grossi in a meeting with Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian (ATTA KENARE/AFP) (ATTA KENARE/)

The regime of Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will continue to hold talks to clarify the increase in Iranian reserves of enriched uranium to levels close to those necessary to manufacture atomic bombs and other aspects of the Persian country’s nuclear program.

“We are working hard and our teams are working to find solutions today,” said the director of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the Argentine Rafael Grossiwho arrived yesterday in the Persian country to hold meetings with senior Iranian officials about the country’s nuclear activities.

The Argentine affirmed that the conversations with the head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, Mohamad Eslamitake place in “an atmosphere of work, honesty and cooperation”, and will continue throughout the day.

“I am sure that we are going to open the way to reach important agreements with the constructive talks that we are having,” he said at a press conference with Eslami.

Hossein Amir-Abdollahian receives Rafael Grossi (ATTA KENARE/AFP) (ATTA KENARE/)

Grossi’s trip to the Iranian capital comes amidst discussions between the UN body and the Persian country about increasing its reserves of uranium enriched with a purity of up to 60% by 40.5%, to 87.5 kilos.

In addition, 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 enriched uranium to the 83.7%which Iran has attributed to “unintentional fluctuation.”

In order to make nuclear weapons, uranium enriched with a purity of between 80 and 90 percent is needed.

Tehran alleges that it enriches its uranium for medical applications.

Rafael Grossi in Iran (ATTA KENARE/AFP) (ATTA KENARE/)

Eslami reiterated that his country has not enriched uranium above 60% and again stressed the peaceful nature of the Iranian 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 Iran’s nuclear program 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 with different purities (2%, 5%, 20% and 60%), above the 300 kilos allowed by the nuclear pact to a maximum purity of 3.67%.

(With information from EFE)

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