As the Americans withdrew from the agreement, which, in addition to the United States and Iran, were signed by France, Great Britain, Russia, China, and Germany, in 2018 and imposed sanctions on Iran, Tehran began to denounce the document in 2019 as well. He gradually restored the above-limit enrichment of uranium and is also building up its unauthorized reserves. Iran informed in advance about the planned restriction of cooperation with the IAEA.
Tehran hopes that the new US administration of President Joe Biden will return to the agreement and lift the sanctions, so that Iran will again comply with it. But the United States insists Iran must take the first step and return to the negotiating table. According to Tehran, however, the lifting of anti-Iranian sanctions is necessary first.
Iran’s top cleric, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said Tehran had never pursued a nuclear weapon, but if he wanted to, no one could stop him. According to the top cleric, Iran will also be able to enrich uranium to 60 percent if needed.
In January, Iran announced that Fordo had started up to 20 percent of its uranium enrichment at its nuclear plant, which it had achieved before signing the agreement. For nuclear power plants, uranium is enriched in units of percent, for the production of nuclear weapons, enrichment is required for more than 85 percent.
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