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AEOI head says Iran continues enriching uranium to 60-percent purity

Tehran, May 25 (Prensa Latina) Ali Akbar Salehi, head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), confirmed on Tuesday that the local industry continues with its uranium enrichment to a 60 percent purity.

Salehi’s remarks coincided with the extension of an agreement with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to inspect Iranian facilities until June 24.

Those actions expired on Saturday, May 22, in virtue of a law adopted by the Islamic Consultative Assembly of Iran (Parliament) of suspending those controls.

During a telephone conversation with IAEA Director General Rafael Grossi, Salehi announced to extend by one month an agreement allowing the international atomic entity to keep surveillance cameras at Iranian nuclear facilities.

During that talk, the Iranian executive said that they will maintain uranium enrichment at 60 percent, 20 percent and 5 percent purity levels.

Iran demands a total lifting of the coercive measures imposed by Washington as a result of its withdrawal from the deal in May 2018 to return to what was sealed in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) in 2015 that forces it to enrich uranium to 3.67 percent purity, a storage of about 200 kilograms and relocate the surplus in other nations.