DATE : Tuesday 3 January 2017 - 09:22
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37 Senior American Scientists Ask Trump to Keep JCPOA

37 senior American scientists asked wrote a letter to Donald Trump asking him to keep Iran nuclear deal.

37 Senior American Scientists Ask Trump to Keep JCPOA

Caspian International News agency– New York Times reported that on Monday, 37 American scientists wrote a letter to Donald Trump, the US president-elect, and asked him to stand by the nuclear deal with Iran.

They called this deal a useful tool for preventing Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon.

In part of the letter they have written” We want you to keep this strategic and sensitive asset of US.

Nobel prize winners, experienced scientists in signing various nuclear deals, former scientific advisers of the White House, and the CEO of the world’s largest public community of  scientists were among the people who signed this letter.

In another part of the letter it is written:

Iran has deactivated and put into storage under International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) seal about 2/3 of its centrifuges, and it has exported more than 95% of its stockpile of low-enriched uranium—a springboard to weapon-usable highly enriched uranium. Iran no longer produces uranium with enrichment near 20%, as it did before the interim Joint Plan of Action (JPOA), but is restricted to 3.67% enrichment. As a result of the reduced centrifuge capacity and the elimination of the large stock of partially enriched uranium, the breakout time for Iran to produce enough highly enriched uranium for a nuclear weapon has increased to many months, from just a few weeks during the time that the JPOA was under negotiation.

Although the nuclear deal faced the disagreement of all the representatives and the Senate, it is not clear whether Trump will act on rejecting it or not.

(Translating by Negar Lotfi)



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