Iran's Fordow uranium enrichment ahead of schedule - Iranian Parliamentary Speaker

Nuclear Program Materials 28 January 2021 15:58 (UTC +04:00)

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Jan.28


The implementation of 20 percent uranium enrichment is ahead of its scheduled plan, said the Iranian Parliamentary speaker.

"Parliament's "Strategic Act to Revoke Sanctions" and it's scheduled plan for Fordow nuclear facility has been implemented step by step. The 20 percent uranium enrichment that was expected to enrich 120-kilogram uranium annually is ahead of its timing schedule and 17 kilograms of uranium enriched over a month," said Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf, Trend reports citing ISNA.

He went on to say that according to the law's framework, Iran has met the 20 percent uranium enrichment in Fordow 's nuclear facility. In less than a month IR2m centrifuges installed or being installed (at the facility) and 17 kilograms of uranium have been enriched.

"I have to insist that all of Iran's actions are based on the framework of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. If they (JCPOA signatories) comply with their commitments and lift sanctions and solve banking, oil, and trade problems we would report the parliament and would return to our commitments. The nuclear industry has taken a major step to neutralize sanctions and we believe by having united positions people would have more security and better welfare in the future," he noted.

The parliament’s law aims to force the West to return to full compliance under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), by implementing a slew of measures, including limiting inspections by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), increasing Iran’s enrichment of uranium, and revitalizing the Fordow plant.