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Trump threatens to tighten sanctions against Iran due to uranium enrichment

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned about boosting of pressure on Tehran
17:37, 11 July 2019

Rolling Stone
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U.S. President Donald Trump said he would tighten sanctions against Tehran significantly, as he reported on Twitter.

According to him, Iran has been enriching uranium secretly for a while

"Iran has long been secretly 'enriching,' in total violation of the terrible 150 Billion Dollar deal made by John Kerry and the Obama Administration. Remember, that deal was to expire in a short number of years. Sanctions will soon be increased, substantially!" Trump said on Twitter.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned about boosting of pressure on Tehran earlier.

Related: Gibraltar incident: Iran breaks up relationship with EU

As it was reported earlier, the meeting of Deputy Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Iran and 4+1 group (Russia, China, France, the UK, and Germany) ended in Vienna without any progress in the implementation of agreement related to the Tehran nuclear program.

On July 1, Tehran exceeded the limit of the reserves of enriched uranium equaled up to 300 kg, fixed by Iranian nuclear agreement.

On June 3, it was stated that German, French, the UK, and EU Foreign Ministers condemned the exceeding of the stock’s limit of low-enriched uranium by Iran.

Iran tanker was detained near Gibraltar. There are 28 members of the crew, mostly the citizens of India and some of them from Pakistan and Ukraine. However, the exact number of Ukrainians is unknown; there could be two or three people.

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