Iran continues to take more steps to reduce nuclear deal commitment, official
Tehran, Iran, Sept.7
Iran plans to continue reducing its commitment to the nuclear deal due to lack of progress from other signatory sides.
Spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran Behrouz Kamalvandi discussed the country's further steps in uranium enrichment in news conference in Tehran, Trend reports.
"We have submitted the list of our next steps to the government and the National Security Council. The next steps are less technical, but activating Fordow nuclear facility is still one of the options," he said.
"At first, we predicted the withdrawal from the Non-Proliferation Treaty( NPT), but then we reviewed our decision and it will be up to the high-ranking officials to decide," he said.
Acting International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) chief Cornel Feruta is to meet high-level officials in Iran to discuss its plans.
Kamalvandi noted that Iran had the ability to go beyond 20 percent enrichment of uranium.
"We have passed the 3.67 percent limit and practically if needed, the 20 percent uranium enrichment would be a limit for us," he said.
"There are necessary machines for research and we have a modern montage hall to produce more (centrifuge) machines. We are able to produce 60 machines per day, but currently we produce machines considering our research needs," he added.
"We will not leave any uranium enrichment field except for Fordow. It is possible that by the end of current Iranian year (started March 21, 2019) we would end all our technical commitments. If Fordow enrichment is resumed, we would return the previous reactors of Arak," he noted.
"We would not leave the new reactor in Arak since it is a part of our joint cooperation with China," he said.