Iran Steps Up Production of Enriched Uranium
Voice of America

Iran's atomic energy chief says his country can now produce 20-percent enriched uranium on a regular basis, a step that puts Iran closer to being able to manufacture uranium at levels necessary to make an atomic bomb.  

Ali Akbar Salehi told the Iranian Students News Agency (ISNA) Wednesday that Iran now has the capacity to produce five kilograms of 20-percent-enriched uranium a month.  He says Iran has already produced 17-kilograms of uranium at 20-percent purity, but he says Iran will only make as much as needed for a medical research reactor in the capital, Tehran.

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