Iran Will Enrich Uranium to 5% at Fordow Underground Nuclear Site -Official

Head of Iran's Atomic Energy Organization Ali-Akbar Salehi. REUTERS

DUBAI, Nov 5 (Reuters) Iran will enrich uranium to 5% at its underground Fordow nuclear facility on Wednesday, its nuclear chief Ali Akbar Salehi said on Tuesday, adding the country had the capability to enrich uranium to 20% if needed.

“Tomorrow we will enrich uranium to five percent at Fordow … Right now we have enough 20% enriched uranium but we can produce it if needed,” the Students News Agency ISNA quoted Salehi as saying, a day before Iran takes its fourth step to further scale back its commitment to a 2015 nuclear deal.

(Writing by Parisa Hafezi Editing by Chris Reese)