Tehran (IP) - The advisor to the Leader of Iran in the field of defense industry described the 20% uranium enrichment at the Fordow site as a minimal reaction to the US and European negligence Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

Iran PressIran newsBrigadier General Hossein Dehghan, wrote on Twitter on Monday: "20% enrichment is a minimal reaction to the other side's negligence; According to the Non-Proliferation treaty (NPT), the Islamic Republic of Iran has no restrictions on enrichment above 20%." 

In the framework of the steps taken to reduce nuclear commitments and the letter of Iran's President to European countries, in response to the process of US hostile actions against Iran and the cooperation of European countries with it, the Iranian Parliament approved a strategic action plan to lift sanctions.

According to Article 1 of the plan, the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) is obliged to produce 20% enriched uranium for peaceful purposes and to store at least 120 kg of it annually inside the country; The organization is also required to fully meet the country's need for peaceful uses of uranium enriched above 20% without delay.

Iran's government spokesman announced on Monday the start of the 20 percent enriched uranium production process at the Fordow site south of Tehran.

104/216

Araghchi: 20% uranium enrichment does not mean death of JCPOA

20% uranium enrichment is started at Fordow site: AEOI Spox

20% uranium enrichment began at Fordow facility in Iran