In another breach of the 2015 nuclear power agreement, which the undersigned with world powers, Iran said on Sunday it will increase its enrichment of uranium.
Iran will go beyond the limit of 3.67 percent enrichment to a new percentage "based on our needs," says government spokesman Ali Rabiei at a press conference without specifying a new border.
The message is expected to further increase tensions between Tehran and the United States
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The move comes a year after President Trump announced that the United States would leave the deal concluded by the Obama administration and other governments with Iran's leadership.
On Saturday, French President Emmanuel Macron, his Iranian counterpart, Hassan Rouhani, told him he was trying to find a way to resume Iran-Western partners dialogue by July 1
Earlier, Iran admitted to breaking the deal's 661-pound limit on its low-enriched uranium stocks. Experts warn that higher enrichment and a growing stock of uranium would make a nuclear bomb faster for Iran.
The dealers in 2015 say the deal was designed to prevent Iran from developing a bomb – which Iran has claimed it was not interested in the building anyway.
Before Sunday's announcement, Iran had warned Europe that it would begin to withdraw from the agreement in response to sanctions imposed by the Trump administration on Iran's economy and its senior officials. Tehran hopes that the agreement signals Russia, China and Europe can help alleviate US sanctions, the Wall Street Journal reported.
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Tensions between the United States and Iran began to rise in May, when the US deployed additional troops and military capabilities to the central stake. It was soon followed by mysterious oil tankers near the Hormuz Strait, for which some US officials have blamed Tehran, and Iran is shooting down an American military drone – which almost caused a US military response by President Trump.
At Washington's call, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) plans to meet on Wednesday to review Iran's latest actions and possibly issue a formal censorship, the Journal reported.
The Associated Press contributed to this story.