IAEA report: Iran increases its uranium enriched to near weapons-grade level

Israel National News reports: “Iran has further increased its stockpile of uranium enriched to near weapons-grade levels, according to a confidential report on Monday by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) seen by The Associated Press.

The report said that as of May 11, Iran has 142.1 kilograms of uranium enriched up to 60% — an increase of 20.6 kilograms since the last report by the UN watchdog in February. Uranium enriched at 60% purity is just a short, technical step away from weapons-grade levels of 90%.

By the IAEA’s definition, around 42 kilograms of uranium enriched to 60% is the amount at which creating one atomic weapon is theoretically possible — if the material is enriched further, to 90%.

Also as of May 11, the report says, Iran’s overall stockpile of enriched uranium stands at 6,201.3 kilograms, which represents an increase of 675.8 kilograms since the IAEA’s previous report…”

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