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Iran lifts more limits on nuclear programme as deal unravels

2019-09-06 08:44:58       source:Aljazeera

September 6, 2019

Iran is poised to begin work on advanced centrifuges that will enrich uranium faster as the 2015 nuclear deal unravels further after European nations failed to step up and counter devastating US sanctions.


Iranian President Hassan Rouhani ordered the removal of all limits on nuclear research and development - the third major step to scale down commitments to the 2015 nuclear accord with world powers.

"I, as of now, announce the third step," Rouhani said on state television late on Wednesday, just as the United States announced that it was imposing sanctions against an oil shipping network with ties to Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).

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