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Tag: highly enriched uranium

Jan.
10th

Tehran showing some welcome signs of desperation

This editorial will appear in tomorrow’s print edition.

Iran has been much in the news the past few days and – as usual – not in a good way.

On Monday, the International Atomic Energy Agency confirmed that the Islamic Republic had begun producing highly enriched uranium at an underground nuclear complex near its holy city, Qom.

The details are critical. To use uranium as fuel in a power plant, the percentage of its most volatile isotope must be raised to about 3.5 percent. Iran has been busy doing that for a long time, though its need for nuclear power

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