Iran is constantly increasing enriched uranium, but it does not have enough to make a nuclear bomb under the UN atomic watchdog’s official definition, the agency’s head said.
“The Iranians continue to enrich uranium, and to a much higher degree than they have committed themselves to. And this amount is growing by the month,” International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) head Rafael Grossi told Austrian newspaper Die Presse on Saturday.
Responding to a question about how long Iran would need to build a nuclear weapon, Mr Grossi said: “In the IAEA we do not talk about breakout time. We look at the significant quantity, the minimum amount of enriched uranium or plutonium needed to make an atomic bomb. Iran does not have this significant quantity at the moment.”
According to the last report by IAEA on Iran published last month, it had 2,105.4 kilograms of enriched uranium, far above the 202.8kg limit in a 2015 deal with global power.