Iran's uranium stockpile reaches 900 tons

Iran's uranium stockpile reaches 900 tons

Iran’s effort to acquire uranium has resulted in a stockpile of as much as 950 tons, head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization Ali Akbar Salehi said.

Salehi said that Iran has imported some 400 tons of the stuff since the 2015 landmark nuclear deal with Western powers, bringing its stockpile to between 900 and 950 tons — up from 500 tons.

According to him, that’s enough for Iran to run its longtime goal of 190,000 centrifuge machines for enriching uranium in the future, the Washington Post reported.

The nuclear accord limits Iran’s uranium enrichment to 3.67%, enough to use in a nuclear power plant but far lower than the 90% needed for an atomic weapon.