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Iran announces plans to enrich uranium beyond nuclear deal limits

Published: July 07, 2019 13:34:30 | Updated: July 07, 2019 19:23:24


Iranian President Hassan Rouhani seen in this undated Reuters photo

Iran said on Sunday it would further scale back its commitment to the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, raising its uranium enrichment level to what officials said earlier was 5 per cent to produce fuel for power plants.

In a news conference, senior Iranian officials also said Tehran would keep reducing its commitments every 60 days unless signatories of the pact moved to protect it from US sanctions, but they left the door open to diplomacy, reports Reuters.

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