The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) approved that Iran has the required knowledge for enriching uranium. “We believe they pretty much have the knowledge about how to enrich,” IAEA Director General Mohammed ElBaradei told The New York Times. “From now on it is simply a question of perfecting that knowledge. People will not like to hear it, but that’s a fact.”
Inspectors found 1,300 centrifuges in use after a short-notice inspection at the Natanz nuclear facility on Sunday. The inspectors have tested the output and concluded that Iran is producing reactor-grade uranium, enriched to a little less than 5% purity.
Despite West’s clamors about Iran’s possible inclination towards production of nuclear bombs, the Islamic republic maintains that it only wants to generate energy. IAEA reports and a large body of evidence prove trustworthiness of Iran’s claims.
Iran has so far acquired the technical know-how for enriching uranium to merely a low degree (3.5% to 5%), while nuclear bombs need highly enriched uranium (above 90% purity).