Dubai, United Arab Emirates (CNN) – The Iranian leader, Ali Khamenei, affirmed that his country is ready to raise the rate of uranium enrichment to 60% when necessary, and welcomed the law to abolish the parliamentary embargo, describing it as “good”, while the head of the Iranian Shura Council confirmed His country will suspend the “additional protocol” of the nuclear agreement, starting Tuesday.
Khamenei said upon receiving the Chairman and members of the Assembly of Experts of the Leadership: “We are determined to have nuclear capabilities commensurate with the country’s needs, and therefore the limit of enrichment in Iran will not be 20 percent, and we will act as required by the country’s need. For example, we may raise enrichment to 60 percent.” For nuclear propulsion engines or other activities, “Iran’s official IRNA news agency reported.
The Iranian guide added, “The talk about nuclear weapons is just an excuse, and the enemies oppose even our possession of conventional weapons because they want to strip us of the elements of power,” stressing that the parties to the nuclear agreement know that Tehran does not intend to possess a nuclear weapon.
In the same context, Khamenei welcomed what is described in Iran as the “strategic law to abolish the embargo”, which the Iranian parliament voted to lift the banking and oil sanctions after the deadline for taking this step expires. The Iranian leader described this law as “good” and demanded its strict implementation According to IRNA.
For his part, the head of the Islamic Consultative Assembly in Iran, Muhammad Baqer Qalibaf, announced that the implementation of the “additional protocol”, which allows inspectors of the International Atomic Energy Agency to inspect nuclear facilities in Iran, will stop starting from Tuesday, indicating that the entry of inspectors to those facilities will be prohibited. Absolutely prohibited, according to what was reported by the Iranian Fars agency
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