Iran Increases Enrichment To 60 Percent After Natanz Attack & Vows Revenge
Iran - The Iranian government says that they are going to start enriching uranium at 60 percent purity after Iran reported attacks on its Natanz nuclear facility which they promptly called "nuclear terrorism" and blamed on Israel, vowing to take revenge for the attack.
60 percent is a higher purity than Iran has ever enriched since it started its nuclear program, and is yet another indication that Iran has no intention of honoring the 2015 JCPOA, or Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action nuclear restrictions deal it made with the rest of the world.
Under JCPOA, the Iranian government had agreed to dismantle a large part of its nuclear program and allow regular inspections of its nuclear facilities in exchange of billions of dollars of relief in sanctions on the country.
Under the JCPOA, Iran agreed not to exceed 3.67 percent uranium enrichment, but since then Iran has defied the agreement and hit 20 percent enrichment.
Iran has stated that they are enriching uranium to generate power, not to obtain a nuclear weapon and that creating nuclear weapons would go against its Islamic religious beliefs, yet Iran has stated many times that not only is Israel a cancerous tumor to be destroyed, but has also plotted attacks on a US military base in Washington.