Rouhani: Iran will enrich uranium to 'any amount we want'
Jul 04 2019
The comments come as tensions remain high between Iran and the U.S. over the deal, which President Donald Trump pulled America from over a year ago.
U.S. President Donald Trump warned Iran on Wednesday against making threats that can "come back to bite you like nobody has been bitten before", after Tehran announced it would breach a 2015 nuclear deal. Trump has misread Iran, the speaker of the country's parliament Ali Larijani said Tuesday, in comments carried by the state news agency. "Hopefully, at some point, they'll come back and they'll say, 'We're going to make a deal.' Let's see what happens", Trump told Fox News Channel's "Tucker Carlson Tonight".
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said here Wednesday that the Islamic republic will abandon more of its nuclear commitments in the coming days if the parties to the Iranian 2015 worldwide nuclear deal fail to observe their commitments.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said, "As we have repeatedly stressed, the U.S".
"We will take over 3.67", Rouhani said Wednesday, threatening the deal's European signatories - France, Germany and the United Kingdom - to begin work on providing Tehran global relief from Trump administration sanctions meant to hobble Iran's economy.
News Agency of Nigeria recalls that European leaders had urged Iran not to breach the terms of the deal. But Obama was looking for a way to coax Iran into a new relationship and so the USA became all too accommodating.
"Regime officials have signaled they intend to creep towards a nuclear weapon, while demanding concessions and promising to "reverse" their violations if their demands are met".
On Wednesday, Hassan Rouhani noted Iran could halt Monday's decision to boost uranium stockpiles if other parties "return to their obligations and commitments" under the nuclear accord. Washington also accused Iran of being behind attacks on several oil tankers in the Gulf, which Tehran denies.
Iran has given European Union until July 7 to live up to its commitments, before the Islamic Republic starts on the second stage of its JCPOA measures, which includes increasing the level of enrichment.
Though Trump pulled back from airstrikes targeting Iran after the US drone was shot down, Washington has rushed an aircraft carrier strike group, nuclear-capable B-52 bombers and thousands of additional troops to the region. It also limited its stockpile of enriched uranium to 300 kilograms (661 pounds).
It announced on May 8 it would no longer respect the limits set on the size of its stockpiles of enriched uranium and heavy water.
At the time of the 2015 deal, which was agreed to by Iran, the United States, China, Russia, Germany, France and Britain, experts believed Iran needed anywhere from several weeks to three months to have enough material for a bomb. US sanctions have deterred European businesses from conducting trade with the country.