Iranian authorities adopted a law on intensifying nuclear activities. This was reported by the Iranian agency Fars.
The corresponding decree of the parliament, adopted the day before, was approved by the Constitutional Guardian Council. The document will be handed over to the government for execution.
According to the law, the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran must begin producing at least 120 kg of 20% of enriched uranium annually at the Fordow nuclear site two months after the approval of this bill. Uranium will be stored domestically.
Including enrichment and enriched uranium production capacities will be increased to at least 500 kg per month. Iranian legislators will examine the details of the bill after approval of its general provisions.
Earlier that day, Democrat Joe Biden, who announced his victory in the U.S. presidential election, announced his intention to work to return Washington to the Joint Comprehensive Action Plan on Iran’s nuclear program. In May 2018, the USA unilaterally withdrew from the treaty.
On November 27, Iranian nuclear physicist Mohsen Fahrizade was killed in Iran. The attack was linked to another attempt by the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump and the government of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netnyahu to increase pressure on Iran and make it difficult to negotiate the return of Tehran in the nuclear deal.