Tehran (IP) - The head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, referring to the implementation of steps to reduce the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) obligations by Tehran, said that 1,044 centrifuges are currently doing uranium enrichment at the Fordow site.

Iran PressIran News: Ali Akbar Salehi, the head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, said on Sunday that the fourth step of reducing the obligations of the JCPOA has been fully implemented by the Islamic Republic.

He added, "Enrichment will be done as needed in Iran and enriched materials will be stored."

Referring to Iran's political challenge to global arrogance, Salehi said: "the Islamic Republic has been in this challenge since the beginning of the revolution, and gradually the pretext of this challenge became a nuclear issue, but in the end, Tehran was able to isolate the United States in this challenge, and this is a very valuable achievement for the Islamic Republic of Iran."

Iran announced on May 8, 2019, one year after the US unilateral withdrawal from the nuclear deal and after proving the ineffectiveness of European solutions proposed to compensate for the economic consequences of the US withdrawal from the JCPOA, that it suspended part of its obligations under Articles 26 and 36 of the agreement.

Reducing Iran's final commitments in five steps, included raising its uranium enrichment rate from 3.67 percent, increasing its enriched uranium reserves, suspending all R&D commitments, resuming uranium enrichment, reprocessing at Fordow nuclear facilities, and lifting the limit on the number of centrifuges, which all have been implemented.


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