The findings of the global regulator mark a further violation of treaties between Tehran and a number of major powers that do not want the Ayatollah regime of the Islamic Republic to have nuclear weapons.
Recently, Iran has become less and less concerned with the restrictions placed on the country’s nuclear program by international treaties. With that, Iran seems to want to pressure US President Joe Biden to make concessions when reaching a new nuclear deal.
The previous Iranian treaty was concluded under the presidency of Barack Obama, but his successor Donald Trump withdrew the United States from it. Trump also reimposed sanctions on Iran.
Nuclear centrifuges prohibited
Last year, Tehran decided to move three centrifuge facilities at the Natanz nuclear power plant from above-ground space to underground space. The regime already uses advanced nuclear centrifuges which are prohibited under treaties.
Iran has indicated that it will soon start installing even more advanced centrifuges, reports the International Atomic Energy Agency. According to the IAEA, Iran currently operates more than 5,000 of the licensed IR-1 centrifuges, 522 of the unlicensed IR-2m centrifuges, and 174 of the most sophisticated and unauthorized IR-4 centrifuges.