Iran earlier breached the 2015 nuclear pact’s limit on the purity to which it can enrich uranium to go up to 4.5 percent but enrichment at 20 percent at its Fordow facility is just one technical jump away from weapons-grade levels of 90 percent.
The move is the latest of several recent announcements by Iran to the International Atomic Energy Agency that it plans to further breach the deal, which it started violating in 2019 in retaliation for Washington's withdrawal from the agreement.
In the wake of an Iranian nuclear scientist's death, Tehran lawmakers passed a bill calling for further expansion to Iran's nuclear programme and an end to inspections of nuclear facilities by the UN atomic energy watchdog.
Lawmakers agree to "stop the surveillance of the IAEA spies" of Iranian nuclear facilities in response to assassination of top nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh.
United Nations atomic watchdog says Tehran feeds advanced underground centrifuges with uranium gas, breaching 2015 nuclear deal.
Representatives of Iran and the world powers working to save the nuclear deal with Tehran are trying to do everything possible to preserve the landmark 2015 agreement.
The IAEA monitors Iranian atomic activities on the ground with a 2015 landmark accord curbing Tehran's nuclear programme in exchange for sanctions relief.
Rafael Mariano Grossi to ask for access to two sites where the country is thought to have stored or used undeclared nuclear material.
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.
UN nuclear watchdog says Tehran is enriching uranium at its underground Fordo facility, a move prohibited by 2015 nuclear deal, adding "uranium particles" were detected at a separate site.
Iran had previously committed to suspending operations at the plant as part of the Iran Nuclear Deal four years ago, but following Washington's abandonment of the deal, Iran has started abandoning its own commitments as well.
President Hassan Rouhani says Tehran will continue to reduce its nuclear commitments until European parties to the pact save it by protecting Iran's economy from US penalties.
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