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Tehran (IP) – The spokesperson for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) highlighted that the injection of gas to the new chain of IR6 centrifuges had been notified to the IAEA two weeks ago.

Iran PressIran News: Behrouz Kamalvandi referred on Sunday to the news about the increase of uranium enrichment in Iran and pointed out that feeding a new chain of IR6 centrifuge machines had been notified to the International Atomic Energy Agency at least two weeks ago.

AEOI spokesman noted that the action had been carried out in implementing the organization's legal duties in launching and injecting gas to a thousand devices (6 chains) of the IR6 centrifuge machine.

IAEA announced in a report on Saturday claimed by Reuters that Iran has escalated its uranium enrichment further, using advanced machines at its underground Fordow Fuel Enrichment Plant in a setup that can more easily change between enrichment levels.

"On 7 July 2022, Iran informed the Agency that, on the same day, it had begun feeding the aforementioned cascade with UF6 enriched up to 5% U-235," the confidential report to IAEA member states said.

Iran is already enriching to up to 60% elsewhere, well above the up to 20% it produced before its 2015 deal with major powers that capped its enrichment level at 3.67%.

Since the illegitimate and unilateral US withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) in May 2018, Tehran has taken steps away from the deal as remedial measures and said it would reverse course and return to full compliance with the JCPOA once the sanctions are fully lifted.


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