Iran producing highly enriched uranium faster than law requires

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Iran is producing highly-enriched uranium faster than called for by the law under which it started the process of enriching to 20% fissile purity last month, diplomats and a report by the U.N. nuclear watchdog on Tuesday said.

As part of a recent acceleration of its breaches of its 2015 nuclear deal with major powers, Iran has begun refining uranium to 20% at Fordow, a site that was built in secret inside a mountain where the deal says Iran cannot enrich at all.

Until last month Iran had not enriched beyond 4.5% purity – above the deal’s limit of 3.67% but still far below the 20% it...


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