Iran Plans to Enrich Uranium

An Iranian lawmaker announced Tuesday that if nuclear program negotiations with major powers fail, the country plans to enrich uranium to 60 percent purity—enough to fuel nuclear submarines and one step closer to the 90 percent needed to make atomic bombs. The deputy head of Iran’s Foreign Policy and National Security Committee warned “Iran cannot guarantee it would keep its enrichment limited to 20 percent.” Talks with major world leaders, including Russia, China, and the U.S., have failed to convince Iran to stop enrichment.