Report: Iran has started producing uranium

The metal can be used to form the core of nuclear weapons.

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Iranian missile display in Tehran
Iranian missile display in Tehran
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Violating the 2015 nuclear accords, Iran has started producing uranium metal, which can be used to form the core of nuclear weapons, the IAEA said, according to a Wall Street Journal report.

The International Atomic Energy Agency reportedly said Iran had produced a small amount of the metal two days ago, after importing new equipment into a nuclear facility that is under IAEA inspection at Isfahan.

On Tuesday, Iran’s Intelligence Minister, Mahmoud Alavi, warned the West that his country could push for a nuclear weapon if the international sanctions on Tehran remain in place, The Associated Press reported.

“Our nuclear program is peaceful and the fatwa by the Supreme Leader has forbidden nuclear weapons, but if they push Iran in that direction, then it wouldn’t be Iran’s fault but those who pushed it,” Alavi was quoted as saying, referring a 1990s religious edict issued by the country’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, which states that nuclear weapons are forbidden.

“If a cat is cornered, it may show a kind of behavior that a free cat would not,” he warned, adding that Iran has no plans to move toward a nuclear weapon under current circumstances.



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