Iranian Uranium Enrichment Reaching Bomb Making Levels Says IAEA Chief
TEHRAN - The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) says that Iran's enrichment program is now reaching levels that "Only countries making bombs are reaching".
Rafael Grossi, the director general of the IAEA stated that the development was 'very concerning' and said that it requires a 'vigilant eye' in an interview with the Financial Times Wednesday.
Grossi stated "A country enriching at 60 percent is a very serious thing — only countries making bombs are reaching this level. 60 percent is almost weapons grade. Commercial enrichment is two or three [percent]."
"You cannot put the genie back into the bottle. Once you know how to do stuff, you know, and the only way to check this is through verification" Grossi said.
Grossi continued, "The Iranian program has grown, become more sophisticated so the linear return to 2015 is no longer possible. What you can do is keep their activities below the parameters of 2015".
Iran has grossly stepped over the lines allowed to it by the Joint Comprehensive Plan Of Action, or JCPOA, and continues to defy agreements at every turn.
Grossi stated, "It has happened and now the issue is how to deal with the results. What you absolutely need is a way to verify that if they have that knowledge it is not being used to make bombs. They know they have to provide explanations. We are asking them to come clean with all these things because it can only help them".