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Iran has reportedly quadrupled its production of enriched uranium

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Iranian officials insist that the uranium won't be pure enough to use in an atomic bomb

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Iranian nuclear officials are claiming that the country is quadrupling its production of enriched uranium.

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The State-run IRNA news agency in Iran is claiming that Iran was increasing its uranium production and that the International Atomic Energy Agency had been alerted to this development. The Independent cited Iranian officials who insisted that the uranium would only be enriched to 3.67 percent purity. In order to be used in an atomic bomb, uranium purity needs to be at 90 percent.

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