Iran could boost uranium enrichment as US withdraws from nuclear deal
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Iran could boost uranium enrichment as US withdraws from nuclear deal

Islamic republic's president Hassan Rouhani issues statement after the US pulls out of the landmark agreement

Hassan Rouhani
Hassan Rouhani

Iran’s president has warned the country could start enriching uranium more than ever in the coming weeks, if negotiations fail with countries remaining in the nuclear deal.

President Hassan Rouhani made the statement immediately after Donald Trump said he was pulling the US out of the deal.

Mr Rouhani spoke live on Iranian state television. He said he would send Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif to countries remaining in the accord.

He said: “I have ordered Iran’s atomic organisation that whenever it is needed, we will start enriching uranium more than before.”

He said Iran would start this “in the next weeks”.

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