Iran to breach nuclear/uranium enrichment deal in 10 days

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (3rd Left) is shown nuclear technology in Tehran, Iran (9 April 2019)
Image copyrightEPAImage captionIran said last month that it would quadruple its production of low-enriched uranium//EPA

Iran nuclear deal: Enriched uranium limit will be breached on 27 June||Analysis by Jonathan Marcus, Defence Correspondent, BBC News||

Iran announced that it will reach allowed enricheduranium levels within ten days, the country’s nuclear spokesperson announced on Monday.

Iran has announced it will breach on 27 June the limit on its stockpile of enriched uranium that was set under a 2015 nuclear deal with world powers.

Its atomic energy agency said Iran had quadrupled its production of the material, which is used to make reactor fuel and potentially nuclear weapons.

But it added there was “still time” for European countries to act by protecting Iran from reinstated US sanctions.

The UK, France and Germany have warned Iran not to violate the deal.

They have said they will have no choice but to reimpose their own sanctions, which were lifted in return for limits on the Iranian nuclear programme.

Behrouz Kamalvandi, spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) said that, “there are two scenarios.

The UK, France and Germany have warned Iran not to violate the deal.

They have said they will have no choice but to reimpose their own sanctions, which were lifted in return for limits on the Iranian nuclear programme.

This latest development comes at a time of high tension in the region, with the US deploying military reinforcements and accusing Iran of being behind suspected attacks that left two oil tankers ablaze on Thursday. Iran denies any involvement.

Iran has complained that they have failed to abide by their commitments to mitigate the effects of the US sanctions that took effect after President Donald Trump abandoned the deal last year.

Mr Trump wants to force Iran to renegotiate the accord and agree to curb its ballistic missile programme and end its “malign” activities in the Middle East.

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