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IAEA: United Nations agency claims - Iran is very close to making nuclear weapons

Pankaj Prasad
Iran making nuclear weapons
Iran making nuclear weapons

Made an agreement with world powers to allow IAEA inspectors to visit their nuclear sites in exchange for the removal of economic sanctions.

UN's nuclear watchdog International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in its latest report has claimed that Iran has developed uranium particles enriched to 83.7% purity in its nuclear enrichment plant and is very close to making nuclear weapons.

Discussion is still on to trace the origin. Asked about the particles found in Iran, the Tehran government said there could be "unexpected fluctuations" during the enrichment process.

Made an agreement with world powers to allow IAEA inspectors to visit their nuclear sites in exchange for the removal of economic sanctions. But in 2018 this agreement got stalled.

Iran,It is enriching uranium beyond the limits set in the agreement and the IAEA believes that its estimated reserves are 18 times greater than the limits set in that agreement.

The agency took environmental samples during at the Fordow (sic) plant whose analytical results showed the presence of highly enriched uranium particles up to 83.7 percent U-235.

These incidents are clearly related to the nuclear facilities in Iran.indicate the agency's ability to detect and timely report changes in the operations of

In the report, the United Nations nuclear watchdogIran's estimated stockpile of enriched uranium has reached 18 times the limit set in a 2015 deal between Tehran and world powers.

According to IAEA estimates,Iran's total enriched uranium stockpile as of 12 February was 3,760 kg (8,291 lb), an increase of 87.1 kg from the previous November report.