Iran officially announces it will increase uranium enrichment beyond nuclear deal capping (Updated)

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Iran on Sunday announced an increase in uranium enrichment to 5%, a concentration above the limit set by its 2015 nuclear deal.

Deputy foreign minister Abbas Araqchi said Iran still wanted to salvage the deal but blamed European countries for failing to live up to their own commitments.

The declaration comes at a time of sharply increased U.S.-Iranian confrontation, a year after Washington quit the pact and reimposed sanctions that had been lifted under the accord in exchange for Tehran curbing its nuclear work.

Via Reuters / BBC

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