Iran Threatens to Enrich Uranium to 20% Purity
Iran said it had already begun enriching uranium beyond the cap set in the landmark 2015 nuclear deal and threatened to boost enrichment to 20% purity, escalating tensions with European partners who are struggling to salvage the accord in the face of tightening U.S. sanctions, Bloomberg reports.
Iran announced on Sunday that it would abandon the 3.67% limit for uranium enrichment as it scales back its commitments in response to U.S. penalties reimposed after U.S. President Donald Trump withdrew from the agreement last year. It said more steps would be taken to reduce compliance every 60 days unless European parties find ways to ensure it can continue to trade its oil.
"Earlier today, the level of enrichment reached 4.5%,” Behrouz Kamalvandi, the spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, told the state-run Iranian Students News Agency. In a separate report, Kamalvandi said Tehran may consider boosting enrichment to as much as 20% purity or using more advanced centrifuges at a later stage. It’s “among the options considered,” he said, according to the official Islamic Republic News Agency. Centrifuges are fast-spinning machines used to enrich uranium.
- IAEA Meeting Did Not Produce Any Results for America: Iran Ambassador to IAEA The Wednesday meeting in Vienna witnessed the US isolation, the ambassador noted.
- Trump Warns Iran 'Better Be Careful' on Nuclear Enrichment It had already surpassed the uranium stockpile limit set in the accord on July 1.
- Rouhani: Iran Will Enrich Uranium to 'Any Amount We Want' Rouhani called on Europe and the United States to go back to logic and to the negotiating table.
- US Tightens Sanctions Against Iran on Monday The United States will significantly tighten the sanctions regime against Iran on Monday, June 24, according to President Donald Trump.
- Trump Extended anti-Iran Sanctions from 1979 Earlier, US Special Envoy for Iran, Brian Hook, said that Washington would impose restrictions on individuals or legal entities that would attempt to circumvent US sanctions against Iran.
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