‘Iran’s uranium stockpile’, puts pressure on US

Tehran: Iran will surpass its uranium stockpile limit set under nuclear deal with world powers, Iran’s atomic energy organisation spokesperson, Behrouz Kamalvandi said at a press conference.

“Today countdown to pass 300 kilogrammes reserve of enriched uranium has started and in 10 days time.We will pass this limit,” he announced.

This step is turning up pressure after United States walked away from landmark pact last year.

Iran will surpass from June 27 its uranium stockpile limit, he added.

The move “will be reversed once other parties live up to their commitments,” he added, speaking from Arak nuclear plant south-west of Tehran.

He said the move was in retaliation for unilateral US withdrawal from accord a year earlier, which saw Washington impose tough economic sanctions on Tehran.

US has also blamed Iran for last week’s attacks on two tankers in Gulf of Oman, a charge Tehran has denied as “baseless”.

Iran has threatened to go even further in scaling down nuclear commitments by July 8 unless remaining partners to deal-Britain, China, France, Germany and Russia, help it circumvent US sanctions and especially enable it to sell its oil.

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