Iranian authorities approve law on return of nuclear production to the country
The Iranian government has approved the law on the resumption of nuclear activities of the state. This is reported by the Iranian agency Fars.
The corresponding decision of the Parliament, taken shortly before, was signed by the Constitutional Guardian Council. The decision will be passed to the government for its implementation.
Based on the text of the law, the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran will be obliged to launch uranium production within two months after the approval of this bill.
The required volumes are at least 120 kg of 20 percent enriched uranium annually at the Fordow nuclear platform. All uranium will be stored inside the state standard.
Including enrichment and enriched uranium production capacities will be increased to at least 500 kg per month. Iranian legislators will examine the details of the bill once its general provisions have been approved.
Earlier that day, Democrat Joe Biden, who announced his victory in the U.S. presidential election, announced his intention to work to return Washington to the Joint Comprehensive Action Plan on Iran’s nuclear program. In May 2018, the USA unilaterally withdrew from the treaty.
On November 27, Iranian nuclear physicist Mohsen Fahrizade was killed in Iran. The attack was linked to another attempt by the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump and the government of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netnyahu to increase pressure on Iran and make it difficult to negotiate the return of Tehran to a nuclear deal.