„The United Nations’ nuclear watchdog has warned that unless Iran slows down the pace at which it is enriching uranium, it will exceed the limits that the nuclear deal set on its possession of the material, senior diplomats told the Associated Press on Monday. While the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the UN body charged with monitoring Iran’s compliance with the deal, said that Iran is complying with its uranium enrichment obligations, the two diplomats revealed that the IAEA ‚warned Tehran that unless it slows the process it could soon bust through its cap on material that could be used to make a bomb,‘ the AP reported.
The diplomats, whose primary focus is Iran’s nuclear program, spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity since they are not permitted to discuss confidential exchanges between the IAEA and Iran. (…) Since the deal was implemented in January, Iran has twice breached caps on its stockpile of heavy water, which is used to cool reactors in the production of plutonium. Olli Heinonen, a former deputy director-general of the IAEA, wrote that Iran’s repeated violations demonstrated ‚disrespect for the nuclear terms of the agreement.‘“ (Bericht auf The Tower: „UN: Iran Set to Exceed Nuke Deal Enrichment Limits“)