With an eye on Vienna N-Talks, Iran enriching uranium to its highest level

17th Apr, 2021

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The move is likely to raise tensions even as Iran negotiates in Vienna over a way to allow the US back into the agreement and lift the crushing economic sanctions it faces.(Reuters)


A top official said only a few grams an hour of uranium gas would be enriched up to 60% purity - triple the level it once did but at a rate far slower than what Tehran could produce. Iran began enriching uranium on Friday to its highest level ever, edging closer to weapons-grade levels to pressure talks in Vienna aimed at restoring its nuclear deal with world powers after an attack on its main atomic site.

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