Iranian politician Alireza Zakani (Screenshot) (Screenshot)
Iranian politician Alireza Zakani

Tens of thousands of centrifuges were damaged In the Natanz blast, laments Iranian politician, saying they need highly enriched uranium for submarine propellants and other purposes, including as a bargaining tool.

Iranian politician Alireza Zakani, head of the Majles Research Center and a former MP, said in the wake of the April 11 blast in the Natanz nuclear facility that Iran must increase uranium enrichment to more than 60%.

In an interview that aired on Iran’s Ofogh TV. Zakani said that Iran needs uranium enriched to 56% in order to fuel the propellants in submarines and for “other purposes.”

He also said that uranium enrichment to more than 60% is what increases Iran’s bargaining ability.