The six-month interim deal is now two months old, and the IAEA
confirmed Iran has made no attempt to enrich any uranium beyond 3.5%
since then, and continues to reduce its stockpile of 20 percent enriched
uranium per the deal.
Though it’s not a violation of anything in the deal, the report also
said Iran’s work on a facility to convert its 3.5% uranium to an oxide
form has not been completed, and analysts say that probably means there
stockpile of that level is up somewhat.
Iran uses 3.5% uranium in the Russian-built Bushehr Power Plant, and
20 percent enriched uranium rods in their US-built Tehran Research
Reactor (TRR). The aging TRR produces medical isotopes, and will
eventually be replaced by a facility at Arak that uses unenriched
uranium, though its construction is stalled by the negotiations.
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