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Iran’s Capacity of Uranium Enrichment Reaches 8,660 SWUs - AEOI Official

Iran’s Capacity of Uranium Enrichment Reaches 8,660 SWUs - AEOI Official
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By Staff, Agencies

A high-ranking official at the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran [AEOI] said the country has made significant achievements in indigenizing its nuclear industry and its uranium enrichment capacity currently stands at 8,660 separative work units [SWUs].

"Iran's enriched uranium stock has reached over 500 kilograms and this important [capacity] is being increased. It will reach around 11,000 SWUs within the next days," Ali Asghar Zare'an, special assistant to the AEOI head, Ali Akbar Salehi, made the remarks in an interview with the Islamic Republic News Agency [IRNA] on Friday.

Salehi added that before the third step that Iran took to reduce its commitments under the 2015 nuclear deal, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action [JCPOA], the Islamic Republic produced 450 grams of enriched uranium per day but it has been multiplied by 10 times and reached to some 5,000 grams per day.

Speaking in an interview with the Associated Press on Monday, Salehi said Iran increased its daily production of low-enriched uranium [LEU] after it resumed enrichment at the Fordow facility.

He added that Iran was now producing at least 5.5 kilograms of low-enriched uranium per day, compared to previous production of about 450 grams per day.