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Iran planning to re-launch a previously deactivated centrifuge and to dramatically increase the level of uranium enrichment within the framework of further departure from the terms of the Joint comprehensive plan of action (SVPD). This statement was made on Monday, the representative of the atomic energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) behrouz of Kamalvandi, reports Reuters.
After turning on the centrifuges the Islamic Republic is capable of enriching uranium to achieve 20 percent or more — but “all in good time,” said Kamalvandi. New, already the third step is to retreat from the deal will be made within the next 60 days. He also reiterated that Iran has exceeded the maximum AGREEMENT level of 3.67% and at the moment has reached 4.5 percent.
This was announced on 7 July. According to the Minister of energy of Israel Yuval Steinitz, a plan of uranium enrichment — a moderate step, however, Iran “started the difficult path to a nuclear weapon.”
On 1 July, Tehran has announced that it has accumulated more low-enriched uranium than was permitted by the international agreement. Iranian foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that this step is not a violation, and indicated that the country is exercising its right of response to the US withdrawal from the transaction.
19 Jun Iran refused to extend the deadline of its ultimatum to exit from the AGREEMENT, despite the request of the countries of Europe.
The contract AGREEMENT for Iran was signed in the summer of 2015 between Tehran and the six countries-mediators — Russia, the United States, Britain, China, France, Germany. In early may of 2018, the American President Donald trump announced the unilateral withdrawal of Washington from the transaction and the resumption of the anti-Iran sanctions.
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