Russia accused the United States of misleading the international community on Iran's right to enrich uranium, describing as "mythmaking” a claim by Washington that a UN Security Council resolution has banned any enrichment in Iran.
President Hassan Rouhani said Thursday Iran is now enriching more uranium than it did before inking a nuclear deal with world powers in 2015, as the remaining signatories of the landmark accord fail to fulfill their commitments.
Iran announced Sunday it would abandon restrictions on enriching uranium, taking a further step back from commitments to a 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, maintaining, however, that it would continue cooperation with the UN nuclear watchdog.
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.