Trump warns Iran against nuclear threats
United States President Donald Trump has cautioned Iran that issuing threats “can come back to bite you”, in response to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s vow to enrich as much uranium as “we want”.
Mr Trump tweeted:
Earlier this week, Iran exceeded the 300kg cap on its enriched uranium stockpile agreed under the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) confirmed the breach on Monday (local time).
“We can confirm that IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano has informed the Board of Governors that the Agency verified on 1 July that Iran’s total enriched uranium stockpile exceeded [the deal’s limit],” an IAEA spokesman said in a statement.
The IAEA’s confirmation came after Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif told media that Iran had “crossed the 300-kilogramme limit”.
Mr Zarif said the development did not violate the JCPOA, claiming it was an appropriate response to the US’ unilateral withdrawal from the pact last year.
Following the withdrawal, Washington reimposed severe sanctions on Iran sparking a plummet in relations.
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