Iran’s Rouhani: Tehran now enriches more uranium than before the Obama era nuclear agreement

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said in a televised speech on Thursday that Tehran is now enriching more uranium than before agreeing to the 2015 nuclear agreement with the world powers.

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“We are enriching more uranium before reaching the agreement,” Rouhani said, according to The Associated Press. “The pressure has increased on Iran, but we continue to make progress.”

“We have no limits on the nuclear archive, and we are increasing enrichment every day,” he added, according to a tweet from the Al-Mayadeen channel, based in Lebanon, which published speech updates.

The comments come after Britain, France and Germany, who signed the Joint Comprehensive Action Plan (JCPOA) in 2015, sent a letter to the head of foreign policy of the European Union on Tuesday saying they are activating their “mechanism of dispute “, which begins a process that could result in the UN reestablishing the sanctions it previously lifted under the agreement.

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Trump withdrew U.S. support from the agreement in May 2018 and has since imposed sanctions on Iran again. As part of its response to the US airstrike. UU. That killed the Iranian chief of the Quds Qassem Soleimani Force, Iran announced that it would no longer respect the limits set on how many centrifuges it can use to enrich uranium.

Associated Press contributed to this report.

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