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Iran Is Producing Uranium Metal, in Violation of Nuclear Deal: IAEA

The Iranian regime has begun producing uranium metal, in violation of the 2015 nuclear deal that Tehran agreed to with world powers, according to the United Nations’ atomic watchdog agency. International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) head Rafael Grossi told member nations that his inspectors confirmed on Feb. 8 that 3.6 grams of uranium metal had been produced at Iran’s Isfahan plant, the Vienna-based organization said. Iran had previously announced the move, saying its plans to conduct research and development on uranium metal production were part of its “declared aim to design an improved type of fuel,” according to the IAEA. Grossi told member states in January that Iran planned to conduct research and development activities on uranium metal production “as part of its declared aim to design an improved type of fuel for the Tehran Research Reactor,” the agency previously said. Uranium metal can also be used for a nuclear weapon; research …

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