The spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) has warned that Tehran will definitely take the third step in a phased reduction of commitments to the 2015 nuclear deal in around a month, should the remaining parties to the JCPOA fail again to honor their undertakings.
Speaking to reporters in Tehran on Monday, Behrouz Kamalvandi said if the other parties to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action keep failing to honor the deal, Iran will take the third step in halting certain commitments under the JCPOA in about a month, as already announced by President Hassan Rouhani.
Asked about Iran’s activities in the course of the second step, Kamalvandi said the stockpile of enriched uranium has increased and the Arak heavy water reactor is also operating at full capacity.
The level of uranium enrichment has remained at 4.5 percent purity, he noted, adding that the heavy water produced in Arak is being exported to a number of markets.
The EU’s failure of ensure Iran’s economic interests under the JCPOA has forced Tehran to stop honoring certain commitments, including an unlimited rise in the stockpile of enriched uranium.
In early July, Iran’s stockpile of enriched uranium exceeded 300 kg.