Iran reports uranium enrichment has reached 4.5% Aug 14, 2019 0 327 12345 TEHRAN: Iran says it has enriched 370 kilogrammes of uranium to a concentration of 4.5 percent, both of which would be in violation of the 2015 nuclear deal reached with global powers. Behrouz Kamalvandi, a spokesman for Iran’s nuclear agency, made the claim to the Iranian state-backed news agency ISNA on Tuesday. The 2015 agreement allows Iran to enrich 300 kilogrammes of uranium to a level no higher than 3.67 per cent. Iran made clear over the past few months that it would withdraw in phases from the agreement after the United States pulled out last year, reimposing tough sanctions. European powers, who opposed the US withdrawal, have sought to convince Iran to remain in the deal. Iran has said it will begin a third withdrawal phase in September, enriching uranium as high as 20 per cent, if the nuclear deal is properly implemented. The 2015 deal sought to prevent higher enrichment levels because the 20-per-cent material could be processed further into weapons-grade uranium very quickly. (DPA) RELATED ARTICLES Ebola ‘no longer incurable’ as Congo trial finds drugs boost survival Aug 14, 2019 0 705 Iran says Britain might release oil tanker soon, Gibraltar says not yet Aug 14, 2019 0 463 Burundian YouTube child star’s death spotlights malaria epidemic Aug 14, 2019 0 626 Egypt hosts Sudan protest leaders ahead of landmark deal AFP Cairo Egypt wrapped up a two-day summit with Sudan’s main protest leaders on Tuesday, its foreign ministry said, days before they are due to sign an agreement paving the way for civilian rule in the country. The .. 13 killed when cattle rustlers attack village in South Sudan Juba: At least 13 people were killed when a heavily-armed group attacked a village and stole hundreds of cattle in central South Sudan, a local official said. The attackers wounded seven others and stole about 230 cattle .. Houthi explosive-laden drone ‘fell’ inside Yemen: Saudi-led coalition DUBAI: The Saudi-led coalition fighting the Houthis in Yemen said an explosive-laden drone launched on Tuesday by the group in the direction of Saudi Arabia had fallen inside Yemeni territory.The Iran-aligned Houthis .. Israel deports Filipina worker, Israeli-born son Jerusalem: Israel has deported a Filipina migrant worker and her Israeli-born teenage son who has never set foot in the Philippines, after 11th hour legal appeals failed, a rights group and authorities said on Tuesday. .. Rebels repel Syrian government forces’ push into south Idlib Beirut: Syrian rebels managed to repel Syrian troops who tried to push into the southern countryside of north-western Idlib province on Tuesday as part of a campaign for key rebel-held areas, including the stronghold of .. Clashes kill 59 fighters in northwest Syria: Monitor AFP Beirut Clashes between regime loyalists and insurgents in rebel-held northwest Syria killed 59 combatants on Tuesday, a war monitor said. Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), a jihadist group led by Syria’s former Al-Qaeda ..