Iran is producing even more low-enriched uranium daily than previously thought, after resuming enrichment at a nuclear laboratory built in a mountain, the head of the country's nuclear program told AP on Monday.
Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani hit back at US national security advisor John Bolton over his claim that “there should be no uranium enrichment for Iran”, saying it “lacks any legal value.”
The European Union says a "first assessment" indicated that Iran's declared intention to increase uranium enrichment capacity did not violate Tehran's commitments under a landmark nuclear agreement it signed with major world powers in 2015.
An Iranian lawmaker said the country may launch an advanced enrichment program in case Washington continues to ignore its commitments under last year’s nuclear agreement between Iran and the P5+1 group of countries.
A senior Iranian lawmaker said the parliament is working on a bill based on which the country can resume uranium enrichment activities in case a possible final agreement on Tehran's peaceful nuclear program is violated by the other side.