The IAEA announced that Iran started to produce uranium metal type 1Inside an Iranian uranium enrichment facility. (Photo: Getty)

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said Iran began producing uranium metal, acting contrary to the contents of the nuclear agreement between Iran and the major powers, fully named the Plan. Comprehensive joint action (JCPOA).

According to the announcement on 10/2, the IAEA stated that it had “verified 3.6 grams uranium metal “This is seen as a sensitive issue because uranium metal can be used as an ingredient in the making of nuclear weapons,” said the Iranian fuel plate factory in Esfahan.

Iran has warned that time is running out for the new US President Joe Biden’s administration to salvage the JCPOA deal. A month ago, the Islamic Republic announced that uranium enrichment was to be accelerated to 20%, much higher than the 3.67% allowed in the agreement, but still far from a raw bomb production. death.

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When he came to power, new President Biden was looking to restore the JCPOA after the previous administration of former President Donald Trump withdrew from the 2018 document and re-imposed the sanctions Iran. However, the two sides seem to be arguing which side should act first. Iran’s archbishop Ali Khamenei stated: “If they want Iran to return to its commitments … America must completely lift the actual sanctions, not on paper. However, in this regard, Mr. Biden has insisted not.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Feb. 10 urged the new administration in the US to seize the opportunity to accept new approaches to bilateral issues.

(VNA / Vietnam +)