Iran moves closer to confrontation with West over uranium February 7, 2010 Telegraph.co.UK
[Ahmadinejad call for uranium enrichment at the 20 % level, ostensibly for medical use. --MF ] "Once enriched to 20 per cent, uranium needs to be further processed to 90 per cent for weapons purposes, but analysts believe Iran now has or is close to having the technical means to achieve that enhancement. "
European nations and America were already leading calls for more sanctions to be applied to Iran in the absence of a deal. Now if further enrichment starts, they are likely to put proposals to the United Nations security council soon.