“Only” 5 percent uranium enrichment at Fordow

Iran’s nuclear energy commission chief Akbar Salehi: Uranium enrichment at the Fordow underground plant, resumed on Wednesday, will stay at the 5 percent level, although Iran is capable of raising it to 20 percent grade. Salehi’s statement came after President Hassan Rouhani announced the reactivation of uranium enrichment at Fordow after introducing high-speed centrifuges. DEBKAfile: It is a short jump from 5 to 20 percent ,which would bring Iran within reach of nuclear weapon-grade fuel.

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