20 February 2023

Reacting to media reports that IAEA inspectors in Iran had found uranium enriched to 84 per cent, the spokesperson for the Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran (AEOI) stated that “what matters is the final product and the Islamic Republic of Iran has never embarked on [uranium] enrichment at a level above 60 per cent… In various cases in the past, different levels of enrichment have been observed and have been accounted for, and this latest issue will be definitely clarified as well”. He further contended that “publicising these issues through media once again shows that, unfortunately, the IAEA has lost its professional and impartial standing... It intentionally provides Western media with technical information”. The IAEA indicated that it was “discussing with Iran the results of recent Agency verification activities and will inform the IAEA Board of Governors as appropriate”.

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