“Today we started to make 20 per cent enriched nuclear fuel”

Official says Tehran will process weapons-grade uranium

Monday, the orders were given; Tuesday, the plan was in full swing. 24 hours after warning the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Iran has begun processing weapons-grade enriched uranium. Iran claims the 20 per cent uranium will be used for medical research. But Western nations are suspicious of this claim – largely because Iran lacks the technical ability to make the enriched uranium fuel rods that are used for medical purposes. Many hope this latest move will be enough to convince Russia and China to cooperate with international sanctions (the two have yet to get on board.) On Tuesday, China called once more or diplomatic talks with Iran.

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