On Tuesday, The New York Times reported that Iran had increased its stockpile of nuclear fuel by 20 percent over the past 18 months.
From The New York Times:
With only one month left before a deadline to complete a nuclear deal with Iran, international inspectors have reported that Tehran’s stockpile of nuclear fuel increased about 20 percent over the last 18 months of negotiations, partially undercutting the Obama administration’s contention that the Iranian program had been “frozen” during that period.
But Western officials and experts cannot quite figure out why. One possibility is that Iran has run into technical problems that have kept it from converting some of its enriched uranium into fuel rods for reactors, which would make the material essentially unusable for weapons. Another is that it is increasing its stockpile to give it an edge if the negotiations fail.
Remember all the times the Obama administration said Iran’s nuclear program would be frozen or rolled back? Here is a video to remind everyone: