During the current round of negotiations over its nuclear program, Iran has agreed to ship 1,200 kilogram of low-grade enriched uranium to Russia for further enrichment for use in medical research, Russia Today (RT) reported today.
The report quoted Woodrow Wilson Institute scholar Michael Adler as calling the Iranian move a “crucial” step.
“Iran has made so far about 1,500 kilograms of low enriched uranium, and this is the crucial number,” he said. “It is the number that they would need to enrich further if they were going to make a nuclear weapon.”
If Iran reduces the amount of uranium they have so significantly, it would be a major step forward in negotiations and could mean Tehran wouldn't be left with enough material to be able to build a nuclear bomb, Adler said.
Adler added that Iran still has to carry through on getting this uranium out of the country.