Iran says it has exceeded uranium limits set in nuclear deal

Written by NYpost | Source: NYpost | July 01, 2019 09:41 AM

Iran has exceeded the limits for its enriched uranium stockpile set in a 2015 nuclear deal with six world powers, the country’s state media reported on Monday.

​A spokesman for Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization announced earlier this month that Tehran would surpass the nuclear deal’s 300-kilogram limit ​if the countries still participating in the nuclear accord did not negotiate new terms.

It comes after President Trump last year withdrew from the deal the Obama administration brokered with Iran and Britain, Germany, France, the European Union, Russia and China and reimposed crippling sanctions intended to force Tehran back to the negotiating table.

Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said the country would not give in to the White House’s “maximum pressure” campaign.

“Iran will never yield to pressure from the United States. … If they want to talk to Iran, they should show respect,” Zarif said in a speech broadcast on state TV. “Never threaten an Iranian. … Iran has always resisted pressure, and has responded with respect when respected.”

But Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said any steps taken so far are “reversible.”

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