According to recent results from the UN atomic agency, Iran has enough enriched uranium to make a nuclear weapon. Other reports have stated that Iran’s failure to provide convincing explanations for nuclear material found at many sites in recent years has raised doubts about the nature of Iran’s nuclear activities. Iranian officials have asked that the International Atomic Energy Agency complete its investigation into uranium particles found at three undeclared locations in the country since 2019.
This is an increase of over 10 kilos (22 pounds) in Iran’s stockpiles of enriched uranium compared to three months ago, according to the UN nuclear watchdog. An atomic bomb could be made from Iran’s stockpile of uranium enriched to 90 percent purity, according to nuclear experts. According to weapons control experts, Iran could easily increase its nuclear capacity from 60 percent to 90 percent. In order to make more than one nuclear bomb’s worth of HEU (highly enriched uranium), Iran currently possesses enough enriched uranium “claimed Arms Control Association research tank’s Daryl Kimball. “Now, instead of taking months or weeks, they can do it in days.
According to the United Nations, international efforts to revive the 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran have been halted. In exchange for the relaxation of economic sanctions, Iran agreed to curtail its nuclear program. Nonetheless, President Trump reneged on the agreement and levied new restrictions in 2018. There have been numerous violations of the terms of the nuclear deal, notably Iran’s use of sophisticated centrifuges and stockpiles of uranium, since the agreement was signed in 2015. After months of negotiations to save the 2015 nuclear deal, Iran’s Revolutionary Guard has asked the United States to waive sanctions on the group, which has caused the negotiations to stall. The group was added to a terrorism blacklist by President Trump.