I wondered when they would finally get fed up.
Courtesy of CNN:
Iran is ramping up enrichment of low-grade uranium and will pass the limit it is allowed to stockpile under the nuclear deal in 10 days, a spokesman for the Iranian atomic agency announced Monday.
During a news conference at the Arak heavy water reactor facility, Behrouz Kamalvandi said that Iran had increased low enriched uranium production fourfold and would exceed the limit of 300 kilograms by June 27, in the latest blow to the nuclear deal agreed between Tehran and world powers in 2015.
“If Iran feels that the sanctions have been reinstated or not lifted, Iran has the right to partly or on the whole suspend its commitments,” Kamalvandi said, referring to sanctions that were lifted as part of the nuclear deal but have since been reinstated by the US. The Trump administration withdrew from the pact in May 2018.
However, he said there was still time for European countries to save the nuclear deal if they “abide by their commitments.”
After exceeding the limit, Iran will accelerate uranium enrichment to 3.7%, Kamalvandi said — above the 3.67% mandated by the nuclear deal. Enrichment at this percentage is enough to continue powering parts of the country’s energy needs, but not enough to ever build a nuclear bomb.
It sounds as if Iran does not really want to break the nuclear deal they made with the Obama Administration but are sending a message to the Trump Administration to quit fucking with them.
It also appears that the only real thing holding the deal together would be if Europe continues to hold up their end of the bargain.
That indicates that Trump has squandered America’s ability to deal with Iran and has transferred that bargaining power to the Europeans and any other countries willing to step up.
China has already stepped in to fill part of that void, and I am sure Russia is looking to take advantage as well.
In the meantime, the Trump Administration is making accusations against Iran and looking to start a war.