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Iran’s renewed nuclear agreement heavy water reserves exceeded

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said today that Iran’s heavy water reserves have exceeded the limits set by the nuclear agreement, which means that Iran has once again violated the nuclear restrictions agreed with the law and the middle countries.

Heavy water itself is not radioactive, but can be used to help nuclear reactions; heavy water reactors can be used to make rhodium for nuclear weapons.

Reuters quoted a report from the International Atomic Energy Agency that Iran reported on November 16 that heavy water reserves had exceeded the limit of 130 metric tons.

On the 17th, the International Atomic Energy Agency confirmed that Iran’s heavy water manufacturing plant is operating, with heavy water reserves of 131.5 metric tons.

AFP mentioned that this is the first time that the Atomic Energy Agency has recorded an over-restricted heavy water reserve since Iran reached a nuclear agreement with the world’s major powers.

In 2015, the United States, Britain, France, Germany, Russia, China and the EU reached a nuclear agreement with Iran. Iran promised to restrict the development of nuclear weapons in exchange for the lifting of sanctions against Iran. However, after US President Donald Trump took office in 2017, his attitude turned tough. He withdrew from the agreement in 2018 and resumed sanctions against Iran. Iran has repeatedly broken its commitment to insist that the United States first lift the sanctions and deny that it is not willing to renegotiate. .

The International Atomic Energy Agency said earlier this month that it had detected uranium particles at an undeclared base in Iran. It also confirmed that Iran increased its enriched uranium production and injected uranium hexafluoride gas into the centrifuge at the underground facility in Fordow. , in violation of the nuclear agreement; since September this year, Iran has also produced enriched uranium in Natanz.

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