Iran says it has enriched uranium with 60% purity

Iran says it has enriched uranium with 60% purity

Iran's Parliament Speaker Mohammad Baqer Ghalibaf said Friday it had successfully enriched its uranium by 60%.

"I am proud to announce that at 00:40 last night, and on the night of the pilgrimage of Sayyid al-Shuhada, young and pious Iranian scientists were able to obtain a product of 60% enriched uranium," he tweeted. "Congratulations to the brave people of Islamic Iran on this success."

Yesterday, Iran's deputy foreign minister Abbas Araghchi defended his government's move to ramp up nuclear acceleration up to 60% at Natanz. He said the measure was taken within the framework of articles 26 and 36 of the deal, also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), and to meet the country's medical requirements such as the production of medicine.

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