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Wed Jul 3, 2019, 03:04 PM

Rouhani Says Iran Will Begin Enriching Uranium at Higher Level in Days

Rouhani Says Iran Will Begin Enriching Uranium at Higher Level in Days

By David D. Kirkpatrick at the NY Times

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/03/world/middleeast/iran-uranium-enrichment-rouhani.html?action=click&module=Top Stories&pgtype=Homepage

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LONDON — Iran will “take the next step” on Sunday and begin to enrich uranium beyond the levels specified under its 2015 accord with the United States and other global powers, President Hassan Rouhani said Wednesday, state news outlets reported.

Mr. Rouhani’s pledge to accelerate the country’s uranium enrichment is the latest step in an escalating confrontation with the United States over President Trump’s withdrawal from the nuclear pact and imposition of crippling economic sanctions on Iran.

On Monday, Tehran increased its stockpile of low-grade enriched uranium above the cap stipulated in the accord. But its announced intention to enrich uranium to a higher level of purity is considered a far more significant breach of the nuclear deal, as it would bring Iran much closer to producing a nuclear weapon.

Iran has maintained over the years that its nuclear program was for peaceful purposes, and that the more highly enriched uranium was intended for use in a reactor that produces medical isotopes.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Wed Jul 3, 2019, 03:06 PM

1. And North Korea may be be accepted as a nuclear power. Why is there

a military parade again?

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Wed Jul 3, 2019, 03:24 PM

2. Thanks to our so called president, whose actions didn't deter these nations one iota in stopping/

suppressing their nuclear ambitions...if anything, rump made it far worse with his idiotic rhetoric.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Wed Jul 3, 2019, 03:39 PM

3. It was always a shaky deal

But Western countries knew this going in. The point was that we try to use honey this time instead of vinegar. And that by initiating that agreement to slowly re-introduce them into the world community, they would realize their position by the time the agreement ended, and without constant threats and sanctions, more moderate leadership would also emerge.

It wasn't garanteed to work, but it was the best choice if it had worked. Why not at least try? The only thing that would derail it is if a large player like the US pulled out of it. Giving hard liners in Iran an opening to gain influence with a "See, we told you"

The stupid it burns.

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