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Iran says enriching uranium to five per cent

AFP  |  Tehran 

Iran said Saturday it is now enriching uranium to five per cent, after a series of steps back from its commitments under a troubled 2015 accord with major powers.

The deal set a 3.67 per cent limit for uranium enrichment but Iran announced it would no longer respect it after Washington unilaterally abandoned the agreement last year and reimposed crippling sanctions.

"Based on our needs and what we have been ordered, we are currently producing five per cent," said Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran spokesman Behrouz Kamalvandi.

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First Published: Sat, November 09 2019. 17:25 IST