Iran's Enriched Uranium Stockpile Soars: IAEA Concerns Grow

PeopleDiplomats ♦ Published: June 5, 2023; 23:21 ♦ (Vindobona)

A recent confidential report by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) found that Iran now possesses 23 times as much enriched uranium as agreed in the 2015 international nuclear deal. In his latest report, Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi discusses verification and monitoring in the Islamic Republic of Iran and indirectly confirmed the concerns of the confidential report days earlier.

The Iranian Embassy has so far left the new reports without comment. / Picture: © Wikimedia Commons / Erich Schmid, CC BY-SA 3.0 (

Since February 2021, Iran has not implemented its nuclear-related commitments under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). Grossi and Tehran's leadership agreed in March to increase surveillance of nuclear facilities and investigate formerly secret nuclear sites. According to Mr. Grossi, Iran's stockpile of enriched uranium has increased by over a quarter in three…