A recent analysis indicates that Iran possesses more than 3,800 kilograms of highly enriched uranium at present.
At the beginning of this month, the International Atomic Energy Agency released a study stating that Iran had accumulated a stockpile of enriched uranium that was more than 18 times the limit that was specified in the nuclear agreement that was agreed upon in 2015.
According to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Iran was only allowed to create a maximum of 300 kilograms of a compound, which is equivalent to approximately 202.8 kilos of uranium. According to AFP, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) determined as of May 15 that the Islamic republic possessed 3,809 kilograms of enriched uranium in its arsenal.
Even though the JCPOA places a cap on Iran’s uranium enrichment at 3.57 percent and the country currently has 43.1 kilograms of enriched uranium at a level of 60 percent, a new report from the IAEA indicates that this amount has increased by 9.9 kilograms since March. A nuclear weapon requires an enrichment level of 90 percent. According to a statement, they also possess 238.4 kilograms of uranium that has been enriched to a level of 20% since March. This is an increase of 56.3 kilograms.
Despite Iran’s denials and insistence that its program is peaceful, the Islamic Republic of Iran’s 60 percent uranium enrichment program has now reached a “significant quantity.” This term is defined by the International Atomic Energy Agency as “the approximate amount of nuclear material for which the possibility of manufacturing a nuclear explosive device cannot be excluded.”