Iran slows its enriching uranium: Report

Iran has slowed the pace at which it is enriching uranium, according to a report by the United Nations’ nuclear watchdog seen by some Western media on Monday.
While Iran has slowed enrichment, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) reported other problems with trying to monitor its program. The report from the watchdog claimed that Iran had denied visas for agency officials and affected their ability to work in other ways as well. Iran has not acknowledged the visa denials.
The IAEA said in its report that Iran has 121.6 kilograms of uranium enriched up to 60%. That means its stockpile of the fuel is growing at its slowest pace since 2021. A report in May put the stockpile at just over 114 kilograms.
Iran’s production of uranium enriched to up to 60% has slowed to around 3 kg a month from about 9 kg a month previously, a senior diplomat said. Overall, the IAEA report estimated Iran’s total enriched uranium stockpile at 3,795.5 kilograms. That’s a drop from the last IAEA report, which put the stockpile at 4,744.5 kilograms. The stockpile reportedly declined because Iran diluted some of its enriched uranium.
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