Secret report reveals size of Iran's nuclear stockpile
31-May-2010 (2 comments)

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) says Iran has produced nearly double the amount of enriched uranium that the West wants removed from the country.

In a confidential report, a copy of which was obtained by the BBC, the nuclear watchdog says Iran has now stockpiled more than 2,400 kilograms of low-enriched uranium.

That figure is twice the amount needed to make fissile nuclear warhead material.

The finding is likely to increase Western opposition to a nuclear deal aimed at building confidence about Iran's controversial nuclear program.

The IAEA report says Iran is also continuing the process of enriching small batches of uranium to higher levels of up to 20 per cent.

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IRAN has amassed more than two tonnes of enriched uranium which is enough for two nuclear warheads, although Tehran says it is only pursuing civilian nuclear energy.