Iran is expected to announce an increase in uranium enrichment to five per cent, above the 3.67 per cent agreed under a deal with world powers in 2015.
Iran will announce an increase in uranium enrichment to five per cent, a concentration above the limit set by its 2015 nuclear deal, an Iranian official says.
“The main announcement tomorrow will be the increase of the level of enrichment to five per cent from 3.67 per cent that we agreed under the deal,” the official told Reuters on Saturday on condition of anonymity.
In a sign of heightening Western concern, French President Emmanuel Macron said he and Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani had agreed to seek conditions for a resumption of dialogue on the Iranian nuclear question by July 15.
Macron’s office added the French leader would keep talking with Iranian authorities and other involved parties to “engage in a de-escalation of tensions related to (the) Iranian nuclear issue”.
The 2015 deal was aimed at extending the time Iran would need to produce a nuclear bomb, if it chose to, to a year from roughly 2-3 months.