Zarif: Iran breaches 300 kg limit of low-enriched uranium
Iran has breached the limit of its enriched uranium stockpile set in a 2015 deal with major powers, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said, defying a warning by European co-signatories to stick to the deal despite U.S. sanctions.
Zarif confirmed that Iran had exceeded the relevant limit of 300 kg of uranium hexafluoride (UF6), but Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said Iran’s steps to decrease its commitments to the nuclear deal were "reversible," ISNA reported.
Last Wednesday, the IAEA verified that Iran had roughly 200 kg of low-enriched uranium, just below the deal’s 202.8 kg limit, three diplomats who follow the agency’s work told Reuters. A quantity of 300 kg of UF6 (uranium hexafluoride) corresponds to 202.8 kg of LEU.