Rouhani says ‘no limit’ to nuclear enrichment

Updated January 17, 2020

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Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani said on Thursday that there was no limit to the country’s enrichment of uranium following its decision to abandon its commitments under the 2015 nuclear deal in response to the killing of its top general in a US airstrike.
— AFP/File
Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani said on Thursday that there was no limit to the country’s enrichment of uranium following its decision to abandon its commitments under the 2015 nuclear deal in response to the killing of its top general in a US airstrike. — AFP/File

TEHRAN: Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani said on Thursday that there was no limit to the country’s enrichment of uranium following its decision to abandon its commitments under the 2015 nuclear deal in response to the killing of its top general in a US airstrike.

In a speech before the heads of banks, Rouhani said the nuclear programme was in a better situation than it was before the nuclear agreement with world powers.

President Donald Trump withdrew from the nuclear agreement in May 2018, in part because it did not address Iran’s support for armed groups across the region and its ballistic missile programme. The US has since imposed maximum sanctions on Iran’s economy.

Iran continued to abide by the agreement until last summer, when it began openly breaching some of its limits, saying it would not be bound by the deal if it saw none of its promised economic benefits.

Published in Dawn, January 17th, 2020