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Iran says ‘daily enrichment’ of uranium higher than 2015

Tehran: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Thursday that his country’s “daily enrichment” of uranium was currently “higher” than before the conclusion of the 2015 nuclear deal.
Rouhani, who instigated the negotiations, made the comments while justifying his nuclear policy and Iran’s progressive disengagement from the accord. He also stated his willingness to continue dialogue on the agreement.
“Today, we are under no restrictions in the area of nuclear energy,” he said during a speech in Tehran.
“Our daily enrichment (of uranium) is higher than it was before... the agreement,” he added, in remarks apparently directed at Iranian ultraconservatives who denounce his nuclear policy as a total failure.
Rouhani did not specify whether Iran was now producing a greater quantity of enriched uranium, or whether it was enriching ore with uranium 235 isotopes at a higher level than before the deal.
The 2015 agreement was struck in Vienna between Iran and France, Britain, Germany, the United States, China and Russia. (AFP)

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