The spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran (AEOI) said after implementing the law on strategic action to lift sanctions and using advanced centrifuges, the amount of 20% enriched uranium in Iran reached 55 kg.
Referring to the law on strategic action to lift sanctions and its implementation from February 23, 2021, Behrooz Kamalvandi stated that an important part of this law was about 20% enrichment at the annual rate of 120 kg, which immediately took the necessary measures and the enrichment process began.
"To date, 55 kg of 20% enriched uranium has been produced and with this process, we can reach the set-goal in less than 8 months," he noted.
"The rate of uranium production with 20% enrichment in Iran is now much higher than before the JCPOA, and according to statistics, we have 30% more uranium production capacity with 20% enrichment than before the nuclear deal," he said.
According to Kamalvandi, Iran now has an enrichment capacity of about 16,500 SWU which was 12,500 SWU before the deal.
He pointed out that the number of centrifuges may have dwindled today, but the uranium production rate had increased due to the use of new generation centrifuges such as IR6, which have a capacity of 8 times that of first-generation centrifuges.
"If we sent 9 tons of our material abroad at one time, now we have 5 tons of material, and we can say that we will quickly get everything we wanted to revive what we left behind because of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), and we will quickly find ourselves in a situation that is better than before the deal," he said.