Wednesday, 20 June, 2018

Israel calls for 'military coalition' if Iran boosts enrichment

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is interviewed by The Associated Press in New York UK Learns Iran Planned to Enrich Uranium for Military Use
Charlie Simmons | 06 June, 2018, 01:58

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Tehran will inform the United Nations nuclear watchdog IAEA on Tuesday that the country will start a process to increase its uranium enrichment capacity, Iran's Atomic Energy Organisation spokesman Behrouz Kamalvandi told ISNA news agency.

Iran's supreme leader has ordered preparations to begin to increase uranium enrichment, ramping up pressure on European states struggling to keep the Islamic Republic in a nuclear accord.

"I didn't ask President Macron to withdraw from the nuclear deal with Iran because I think it is going to collapse anyway soon under pressure from United States sanctions", he said at a joint press conference with Macron after a closed-door meeting between the two leaders.

"Iran's announcement of its intention to accelerate uranium enrichment shows that Tehran's decision-makers are in a state of panic and that could enable them to build a nuclear bomb", he said.

Tensions between Washington and Tehran were reignited after Trump pulled the USA out of the controversial Iran nuke deal, which he claimed would not stop the country from developing deadly warheads.

Iran has strictly and in all circumstances denied pursuing any military ambitions through its nuclear work.

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Prior to his travels, Netanyahu said the focus of his European tour was "applying global pressure against Iran". Although the remaining signatories-the U.K., Germany, France, Russia, China and the European Union-say they are committed to the agreement, the threat of new American sanctions could scupper it.

Speaking to media on Tuesday, Israeli Intelligence Minister Yisrael Katz claimed that Iran had once been running an "unsupervised" enrichment scheme with the potential of arming the country with nuclear weapons.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is now visiting Europe to meet with the leaders of Germany, France and U.K.to try to persuade them to take a hardline stance against Iran.

She added, "We support Israel's right to security and have said this to Iran at all times". "We will not allow Iran to obtain nuclear weapons". Iran will announce that the process of increasing the capacity to produce...

Last week, the chief executive of French oil giant Total - a symbol of foreign companies' return to Iran after 2015 - said the chances of winning sanctions exemptions were "very slim".

Iran, which won sanctions relief in exchange for limiting its nuclear program, has said repeatedly its nuclear activity was exclusively peaceful in nature.

The European powers are trying to come up with a package to ring-fence trade with Iran against renewed USA financial sanctions to dissuade Tehran from quitting the accord. The tweet said Israel was "a malignant cancerous tumor in the West Asian region that has to be removed and eradicated: it is possible and it will happen".

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