Iran: Reports on our uranium enrichment are ‘slander’

Israel National News reports: “Iran on Monday denied reports that it has enriched uranium up to 84 percent, just below the 90 percent needed to produce an atomic bomb, AFP reports.

On Sunday, Bloomberg News reported that inspectors of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) last week found uranium enriched to 84-percent purity in Iran.

Iran was last known to enrich up to 60 percent, while a 90-percent threshold is required for use in a weapon.

The Vienna-based IAEA later said it was in discussions with Tehran over the discovery.

The spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, Behruz Kamalvandi, on Monday described the Bloomberg report as ‘slander’ and a ‘distortion of the facts’, according to state news agency IRNA.

‘The presence of a particle or particles of uranium above 60 percent in the enrichment process does not mean enrichment above 60 percent,’ he added…”

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