Tehran to Inform IAEA About Boosting Uranium Enrichment - Atomic Organization

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"The Iranians military presence right now in Syria includes about 18,000 Shi'a militia, commanded by Iranian commanders", Netanyahu explained.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrive for a news conference in Berlin, Germany, June 4, 2018.

Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei had ordered the increase in capacity in a speech Monday, in which he vowed that Iran would preserve its nuclear program despite the US withdrawal from the landmark 2015 accord.

After the USA withdrawal on May 12, Iran said it would remain in the nuclear deal only if were protected from renewed US sanctions on key sectors of its economy such as oil, in cooperation with other signatories of the pact.

The deal allows Iran to continue 3.67 per cent uranium enrichment, far below the roughly 90 per cent threshold of weapons-grade material. Salehi's comments came a day after the Leader of Iran's Islamic Revolution called on the Atomic Energy Organization to make preparations to upgrade uranium enrichment without delay.

But the remaining backers of the accord have limited power to protect Iran's economic interests in the face of United States sanctions, with Trump showing little inclination to spare European Union companies.

"Tehran will attack 10 times more if attacked by enemies".

The European Investment Bank has "balked" at EU plans to work in Iran, Reuters reported Tuesday, after coming under pressure from the United States.

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In a tweet, Mr Goyal said, this shows that the economy is on the right track and set for even higher growth in the future. Possibly, the biggest risk could be rising crude oil prices, which this month hit $80 a barrel, their highest since 2014.


Under the worldwide agreement, Iran agreed to dismantle its nuclear program and be subject to monitoring in exchange for the lifting on global nuclear related sanctions.

The Europeans have proposed hammering out a supplementary deal with Tehran covering its ballistic missile program as well as its interventions in countries such as Lebanon, Syria, Iraq and Yemen.

Israel's diplomacy with Iran has sunk to new levels, after the Israeli embassy mocked a tweet by Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei with a GIF from the American chick flick "Mean Girls".

The Iran deal paved the way for the partial lifting of global sanctions against the country, in exchange for Tehran curbing its nuclear programme for several years.

Ayatollah Khamenei set out several conditions for staying in the nuclear deal with the remaining world powers, including protection of Iranian oil sales and safeguarding of trade.

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif began a diplomatic tour last month in an effort to persuade the deal's other signatories to keep to it.

She added: "We believe that this is very important for the transparency of the process".

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