While 60 percent enrichment is higher than any level Iran previously enriched uranium, it is still lower than weapons-grade levels of 90 percent. The 2015 nuclear deal limited Iran’s enrichment to 3.67 percent.
The embargo on conventional arms is due to expire in mid-October, as agreed under the 2015 nuclear deal among Iran, Russia, China, Germany, Britain, France and the United States.
Iran slams Britain, France, and Germany for initiating a dispute resolution mechanism part of 2015 nuclear deal in order to force Tehran to honour its commitments under the accord.
In a recent statement to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Iran has reiterated its commitment to the nuclear deal while Washington continues to sabotage the landmark agreement.
Squeezed between two archenemies, the US and Iran, Baghdad is trying hard to save itself from future chaos if Washington attacks its Shia neighbour.
The entity, INSTEX, will allow EU companies to trade with Tehran despite US sanctions after President Trump pulled out of 2015 nuclear deal.
In an open threat to Iran, Washington says a military confrontation is possible with Iran, outlining a long list of complaints against the Islamic Republic, but experts in Tehran say any US aggression will be a major miscalculation.
A top official at Iran's Atomic Energy Organisation says Tehran has no reason to stick to the deal if it continues to suffer on the economic front.
While the US president seeks support to take down Iran's ruling establishment, the hardliners and reformists in the Shia majority country are setting aside their differences over Obama-brokered nuclear deal, from which Trump has recently withdrawn.
Instructions were relayed to French officials in government to postpone all non-essential travel to Iran, citing a foiled plot to bomb a rally held by an exiled Iranian opposition group near Paris.
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani was defending his administration before parliament after recent tensions with the US. A majority of lawmakers were not satisfied with his explanations and have referred his handling of the economy to judicial review.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani dismissed a US call for talks, hours before Washington reimposed new sanctions in line with President Donald Trump's decision to pull out of a 2015 agreement over Iran's nuclear programme.
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