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April 15, 2014 8:00 pm

Iran Nuclear Chief Says Country Has Right to Enrich Uranium to 90 Percent

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The Iran nuclear program's Arak heavy water reactor. Photo: Nanking2012/Wikimedia Commons.

Times of Israel – Iran’s nuclear chief asserted that the Islamic Republic has the right to enrich uranium to 90% grade. He said Tehran was only voluntarily limiting enrichment to 5% percent, based on its interim nuclear deal with the P5+1 powers

“Firstly, we believe that we are entitled to any right that any Non-Proliferation Treaty and [International Atomic Energy] Agency member has, which means that enrichment from 1% to 90% is our right,” Ali Akbar Salehi said in an interview Sunday, according to a translation provided by the Iranian Fars News network.

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