FILE PHOTO: The Iranian flag flutters in entrance the Worldwide Atomic Vitality Company (IAEA) headquarters in Vienna, Austria March four, 2019. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger/File Picture
GENEVA (Reuters) – Iran has handed the three.67% uranium enrichment cap set by its landmark 2015 nuclear deal and should enrich at even larger ranges, the spokesman for Iran’s Atomic Vitality Organisation, Behrouz Kamalvandi, stated on Monday based on the IRIB information company.
Iran stated on Sunday it will shortly enhance uranium enrichment above the cap, prompting a warning from U.S. President Donald Trump, who needs the pact renegotiated, that Tehran “higher watch out”.
“Twenty p.c is just not wanted now, but when we would like we are going to produce it. After we’ve put apart three.67% enrichment we now have no impediment or downside with this motion,” Kamalvandi was quoted as saying, noting that choices for enriching at larger ranges had been mentioned with the Supreme Nationwide Safety Council.
“There may be the 20% possibility and there are alternatives even larger than that however every in its personal place. Right this moment if our nation’s wants are one factor, we gained’t pursue one thing else simply to scare the opposite aspect a bit extra.
“However they comprehend it’s an upward development,” he stated.
Rising the variety of centrifuges is an possibility for Iran’s third step in lowering its commitments to the nuclear deal, Kamalvandi stated, noting that restarting IR-2 and IR-2 M centrifuges is an possibility.
The remaining European signatories to the nuclear deal ought to act shortly to meet their guarantees as a result of Iran will proceed lowering its commitments to the deal till it achieves a consequence, Kamalvandi stated, based on IRIB.
Reporting by Babak Dehghanpisheh; Enhancing by Catherine Evans