Skip to main content

Iran reaches 20% uranium enrichment

The increase in enrichment levels complicates the Biden administration's efforts to get Iran to return to compliance before reentering the Iran nuclear deal.

Iran has increased its uranium enrichment levels to 20%, complicating the Biden administration’s efforts to rejoin the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.

The speaker of the Iranian parliament, Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf, said the country has produced 17 kilograms (37 pounds) of 20% enriched uranium. He made the announcement upon visiting the Fordow nuclear facility, the state-run Tasnim News Agency reported Thursday.

Access the Middle East news and analysis you can trust

Join our community of Middle East readers to experience all of Al-Monitor, including 24/7 news, analyses, memos, reports and newsletters.


Only $100 per year.