The interior of the Fordo (Fordow) Uranium Conversion Facility in Qom, in the north of the country, November 6, 2019. (AFP)

November 9, 2019

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

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

“Based on our needs and what we have been ordered, we are currently producing five percent,” said Atomic Energy Organization of Iran spokesman Behrouz Kamalvandi.

AFP

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Track PersiaTrack Persia is a Platform run by dedicated analysts who spend much of their time researching the Middle East, in due process we fall upon many indications of growing expansionary ambitions on the part of Iran in the MENA region and the wider Islamic world. These ambitions commonly increase tensions and undermine stability.