Iran says to speed up enriching uranium after Europe deadline

Iran says it will take new steps to reduce its commitments under its nuclear deal with world powers on July 7.
Wednesday 26/06/2019
A file photo shows the spokesman of Iran's Atomic Energy Organisation (AEOI), Behrouz Kamalvandi, at a press briefing in Tehran. (AFP)
A file photo shows the spokesman of Iran's Atomic Energy Organisation (AEOI), Behrouz Kamalvandi, at a press briefing in Tehran. (AFP)

GENEVA - Iran will speed up enrichment of uranium after a deadline given to European countries to prevent this ends on Thursday, the spokesman for Iran's Atomic Energy Organisation said on Wednesday, according to the IRIB news agency.

"The deadline of the Atomic Energy Organisation for passing the production of enriched uranium from the 300 kilogram border will end tomorrow," the organisation's spokesman Behrouz Kamalvandi said. "With the end of this deadline, the speed of enrichment will speed up."

The Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council said on Tuesday that the Islamic Republic will take new steps to reduce its commitments under its nuclear deal with world powers on July 7. 

(Reuters)