Monitoring of “uranium traces” at undeclared site in Iran (IAEA)

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — The UN nuclear watchdog said on Monday it had detected traces of uranium at an undeclared site in Iran.

“The IAEA has detected traces of natural uranium from a human source at an undisclosed location for Iran,” said the IAEA’s latest report on Iran’s nuclear program, obtained by AFP.

The IAEA did not disclose the name of the site, but diplomatic sources said earlier that the agency was asking Tehran questions about a site where Israel said previous secret atomic activities had taken place.

Sources said the agency took samples from the site in Tehran’s Turkzabad district last spring.

The report also confirmed that Iran has intensified uranium enrichment, with its current stockpile of enriched uranium equivalent to 551 kg, while the ceiling set in the nuclear agreement with international powers in 2015 is 300 kg.


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