Iran: Tehran Takes Another Provocative Step Away From the Nuclear Deal

Nov 5, 2019 | 22:06 GMT

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani announced Nov. 5 that beginning on Nov. 6, Iran would begin injecting uranium gas into 1,044 centrifuges at the country's underground Fordow Fuel Enrichment Plant in a further move away from the limits set by the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, the formal name for the Iran nuclear deal. Rouhani characterized this move, like the previous three steps Iran has taken to exceed the limits on nuclear development it committed to under the nuclear deal, as reversible. From here, Iran has set another 60-day deadline for Europe to act to ease sanctions pressure, warning that it could choose to take another step away from the deal after it passes in early January. It appears likely to do so unless, in Rouhani's words, Iran receives economic relief in the form of eased financial and energy sanctions....

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