Tehran Says Will Not Exceed 60% Uranium Enrichment Level Even If US Sanctions Remain
00:19 GMT 25.12.2021 (Updated: 07:05 GMT 25.12.2021)
© AP PhotoIn this June 6, 2018 frame grab from Islamic Republic Iran Broadcasting, IRIB, state-run TV, three versions of domestically-built centrifuges are shown in a live TV program from Natanz, an Iranian uranium enrichment plant, in Iran
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MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Tehran does not intend to exceed the 60% level of uranium enrichment even if the parties to the negotiations in Vienna do not come to an agreement and the United States does not lift its sanctions, Mohammad Eslami, the head of the country's Atomic Energy Organisation (AEOI), said in an interview with Sputnik.
Eslami said "no" when asked whether Iran will exceed 60% uranium enrichment if the parties fail to return to the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.
He stressed that Tehran's nuclear programme aims to support the country's industrial production needs, as well as the needs of Iranian consumers for certain goods.
"All our nuclear activities are carried out according to the agreements, statutes and regulations of the International Atomic Energy Agency", the AEOI chief added.
15 December 2021, 01:51 GMT
The seventh round of Vienna talks on bringing Iran back to the nuclear deal and cancelling US sanctions ended on 17 December. The parties agreed on two drafts of the deal, which included provisions covering Iranian interests.