July 03, 2019
On Wednesday, President Donald Trump issued a warning to Iran after the nation said it would breach a part of the 2015 nuclear deal by enriching uranium beyond a fissile purity level of 3.67%.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that the nation would begin enriching uranium after July 7.
“Our level of enrichment will no longer be 3.67,” said Rouhani. “We will put this commitment aside by whatever amount we feel like, by whatever amount is our necessity, our need. We will take this above 3.67%.”
Enriching uranium to 90% yields material that could be used to develop nuclear bombs.
Trump responded to Iran’s decision through a tweet, saying, “Iran has just issued a New Warning. Rouhani says that they will enrich Uranium to ‘any amount we want’ if there is no new Nuclear Deal. Be careful with the threats, Iran. They can come back to bite you like nobody has been bitten before!”
Iran has just issued a New Warning. Rouhani says that they will Enrich Uranium to “any amount we want” if there is no new Nuclear Deal. Be careful with the threats, Iran. They can come back to bite you like nobody has been bitten before!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 3, 2019
Iran has denied any intention to develop a nuclear weapons arsenal.
“All of our actions can be returned to the previous condition within one hour,” said Rouhani. “Why are you worried?”
Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said that Iran is not in violation of the nuclear accord by exceeding the low-enrichment uranium cap, saying that the nation is simply exercising its right to respond following the U.S.’s withdrawal from the agreement.
Iran has demanded that it be allowed to sell its oil at original levels before President Trump withdrew from the agreement and imposed sanctions on the nation.
– MK. II