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Pompeo warns Iran: New ‘sanctions and further isolation’ for uranium enrichment (levels set by the JCPOA)

Pompeo warns Iran: New ‘sanctions and further isolation’ for uranium enrichment (levels set by the JCPOA)

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On Sunday, Iranian authorities announced that the country’s enrichment of uranium would surpass 3.6 percent “in a few hours,” and promised to reduce the nation’s commitment to the Iran nuclear deal, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), every 60 days, if the issue is not resolved. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned Iran of “further isolation and sanctions,” following Tehran’s move, claiming that an Iran “armed with nuclear weapons, would pose an even greater danger to the world”. According to Tehran, reducing Iran’s commitments under the nuclear accord is “in parallel with saving the JCPOA, and not destroying it, this tendency may lead to discontinuing our participation in the JCPOA”. On Wednesday, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that on 7 July Tehran will start enriching uranium at levels set out in the JCPOA and would maintain that enrichment at a level it considers necessary.
Source: Pompeo warns Iran: New ‘sanctions and further isolation’ for uranium enrichment (levels set by the JCPOA)

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