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WorldTrump threatens Iran with increased sanctions after country exceeds uranium enrichment cap

18:05  10 july  2019
18:05  10 july  2019 Source:   thehill.com

Iran fires back at White House over claims it has been violating nuclear deal for years: 'Seriously?'

Iran fires back at White House over claims it has been violating nuclear deal for years: 'Seriously?' Iran fired back at the White House’s claims that the regime has been violating the 2015 nuclear accord for years, tweeting “seriously?”

Iran said Sunday it was set to breach the uranium enrichment cap set by an endangered nuclear deal within hours as it seeks to press other parties into keeping US President Donald Trump responded, “ Iran better be careful, because you enrich for one reason, and I won’t tell you what that reason is.

Iran 's President Hassan Rouhani said the move was in response to a failure by remaining state signatories to help Iran deal with US sanctions . Iran said Sunday it was set to breach the uranium enrichment cap set by an endangered nuclear deal within hours as it seeks to press signatories into

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President Trump on Wednesday warned that his administration would soon "substantially" increase sanctions on Iran after the country exceeded the uranium enrichment level limits laid out in the Obama-era nuclear deal.

"Remember, that deal was to expire in a short number of years. Sanctions will soon be increased, substantially!" Trump tweeted.

Trump claimed that Iran had "long been secretly" enriching uranium in violation of the 2015 nuclear agreement, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. But the U.S. and international monitoring agencies had previously found Iran was abiding by the terms of the deal.

Iran warns Europe it 'will take next step' to enrich uranium to weapons-grade level if new deal isn't reached

Iran warns Europe it 'will take next step' to enrich uranium to weapons-grade level if new deal isn't reached Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani warned Europeans nations Wednesday that Tehran will "take the next step" in increasing its uranium enrichment closer to weapons-grade levels this coming Sunday if they do not offer a new deal by then. This week, Iran reportedly breached that low-enriched uranium stockpile limitation. Under terms of the multinational 2015 nuke deal, Iran can keep a stockpile of no more than 660 pounds of low-enriched uranium.

Iran on Monday breached a uranium enrichment cap set by a troubled 2015 nuclear deal and warned Europe against taking retaliatory measures, as France decided to send an envoy to Tehran to try to calm tensions. The move came more than a year after Washington pulled out of the landmark accord

Iran ’s government deliberately breached the agreement to pressure remaining signatories to the nuclear accord to counter crippling US economic sanctions . The increase in the enrichment level—which had been capped at 3.67 percent and has risen to 4.5 percent, according to Iranian

Trump withdrew the United States from the nuclear deal in 2018 and reimposed harsh sanctions on Iran. The accord was co-signed by France, Germany, England, Russia and China, and provided Tehran sanctions relief in exchange for limits on its nuclear program.

International inspectors and the deal's signatories, including senior U.S. officials, had said prior to Trump's withdrawal that Iran was in compliance with the terms of the agreement. The United Nations' atomic watchdog filed a report in May that found Tehran was staying within the main restrictions of the deal.

Trump warns Iran about 'threats' after its uranium enrichment announcement

Trump warns Iran about 'threats' after its uranium enrichment announcement President Donald Trump warned Iran on Wednesday to "be careful with threats" after Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said the country would boost its uranium enrichment beyond the cap set in a 2015 nuclear deal. "Iran has just issued a New Warning. Rouhani says that they will Enrich Uranium to 'any amount we want' if there is no new Nuclear Deal," Trump said on Twitter. "Be careful with the threats, Iran. They can come back to bite you like nobody has been bitten before!" he said.

Iran ’s latest actions provoked a flurry of new threats from top US officials. President Donald Trump told reporters on the White House lawn Monday that “ Iran better be careful,” while suggesting that the minimal increase in its uranium enrichment was aimed at securing a nuclear weapon.

Iran has officially surpassed the 3.67% uranium enrichment limit set by the 2015 nuclear deal, Reuters has reported, citing a spokesman for the Tehran announced on Sunday that it would exceed the cap mandated by the accord, warning it would further scale down its commitments under the deal

But the Trump administration has ratcheted up sanctions on Iran over the course of the past year, hitting Iran's oil industry, its metals sector, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and the supreme leader in an effort to isolate the country and cripple its economy.

In recent months, Tehran has made clear its intent to exceed the limits of the deal.

The international agency that monitors Iran's compliance with the Obama-era nuclear deal confirmed Monday that Tehran has exceeded the agreement's uranium enrichment level. It marked Tehran's second major breach in as many weeks of the 2015 nuclear agreement.

Trump has been vague about his response to Iranian behavior. In recent months he has threatened the country with fiery rhetoric and has deployed additional troops to the region.

After Iran shot down a U.S. drone last month, the president called off a retaliatory strike after he said he learned of the expected casualties.

Asked Wednesday how long he planned to wait before taking action against Iran, Trump was non-committal.

"We're going to see what happens with Iran," he told reporters in the Oval Office. "Iran is doing a lot of bad things right now and they better be very careful."

Trump, Netanyahu discuss increased sanctions on Iran.
President Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke over the phone Wednesday to discuss skyrocketing tensions with Iran. "I spoke with US President Donald Trump. We discussed regional developments and security issues. Foremost among them was Iran. I thanked President Trump for his intention to increase sanctions against Iran," Netanyahu tweeted Thursday. I spoke with US President Donald Trump. We discussed regional developments and security issues. Foremost among them was Iran. I thanked President Trump for his intention to increase sanctions against Iran.

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