Iran ready to boost uranium enrichment, says official

Israel National News reports: “Iran is ready to boost the capacity of its uranium enrichment, a spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) said Sunday, according to the Indo-Asian News Service (IANS).

‘Based on a decree by Iran’s Supreme Leader and the emphasis put on this issue by AEOI head, the country is ready to increase its uranium enrichment capacity to 190,000 separative work units (SWUs),’ the spokesman, Behrouz Kamalvandi, was quoted as having said.

Kamalvandi said that Iran is also ready to increase the level of its uranium enrichment to 20 percent of purity.

Iran has drawn up plans to start re-designing the Arak heavy water reactor given the fact that the signatories to the nuclear deal have failed to fulfill their commitments, Kamalvandi added, according to IANS…”

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