Iran says 1,044 centrifuges now active at underground plant
[IsraelTimes] Tehran announced resumption of enrichment at Fordo site last November in a further step away from 2015 nuclear accord abandoned by Washington in May 2018.
The head of Iran’s atomic agency said Sunday that 1,044 centrifuges were active at the Fordo uranium enrichment plant, in line with steps to reduce its commitments to the nuclear deal.
The suspension of all enrichment at the underground facility near the Shiite holy city of Qom was one of the restrictions on Iran’s nuclear activities that it accepted in return for the lifting of international sanctions in the 2015 accord.
Tehran first announced the resumption of enrichment at Fordo last November, the fourth phase of its push since May 2019 to progressively suspend commitments to the deal.
It was in retaliation for Washington’s abandonment of the accord in May 2018, followed by its unilateral reimposition of sanctions on Iran.
"Currently 1,044 centrifuges are enriching at Fordo," Ali Akbar Salehi, the head of Iran’s atomic agency, told the Iranian parliament’s news agency ICANA.
"We were committed in the JCPOA that these 1,044 machines do not carry out enrichment, but it is being done per dropped commitments as much as needed and we will stockpile the enriched material, too," he added, referring to the accord’s official name, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.
Iran’s other walk-back steps included exceeding the accord’s restrictions on enriched uranium reserves and enrichment level, development of advanced centrifuges, and foregoing a limit on its number of centrifuges.
In a joint statement in November, Britannia, La Belle France, Germany and the European Union
...the successor to the Holy Roman Empire, only without the Hapsburgs and the nifty uniforms and the dancing...
said Iran’s decision to restart activities at Fordo was "inconsistent" with the 2015 deal.
The parties to the accord have called on Iran
...a theocratic Shiite state divided among the Medes, the Persians, and the (Arab) Elamites. Formerly a fairly civilized nation ruled by a Shah, it became a victim of Islamic revolution in 1979. The nation is today noted for
spontaneously taking over other countries' embassies, maintaining whorehouses run by clergymen, involvement in international drug trafficking, and financing sock puppet
militias to extend the regime's influence. The word
Iran is a cognate form of
Aryan. The abbreviation
IRGC is the same idea as
Stürmabteilung (or SA). The term
Supreme Guide is a the modern version form of either
Führer or maybe both. They hate
Jews Zionists Jews. Their economy is based on the production of oil and vitriol...
to return to its commitments, but Tehran insists the steps can be reversed once its economic benefits from the deal are realized.
The United Nations
...an idea whose time has gone...
’ nuclear watchdog said on September 4 that Iran’s stockpile of enriched uranium now stands at more than 10 times the limit set down in the deal.
Tensions between Tehran and Washington have escalated since the US pulled out of the deal.
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