UPDATED 12:53 PM PT — Monday, June 10, 2019
Iran is ramping-up uranium enrichment as the Ayatollah regime continues to advance its nuclear program. On Sunday, a top official at Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization said the number of nuclear centrifuges at the Fordow nuclear site has exceeded 1,000 units.
Iran reportedly operates seven generations of enrichment devices, and is following through on a threat to increase production.
The International Atomic Energy Agency has confirmed Tehran’s claims, said Iran’s nuclear program has accelerated. However, United Nations officials say it’s unclear if Iran can produce weapons-grade nuclear fuel.
“Production rate is increasing…the pace of the production fluctuates…production is one thing, but they can use it for dilution and for R&D, so we cannot tell when it comes to the ceiling,” stated Yukiya Smano, Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency.
Iran has claimed it’s still in compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal, but is seeking to increase output of nuclear fuel to the maximum level allowed under that accord.