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July 6, 2019 2:52 pm

Iran to Lift Uranium Enrichment to Five Percent, Above Level in 2015 Deal: Official

avatar by Reuters and Algemeiner Staff

The Iran nuclear program’s Arak heavy water reactor. Photo: Nanking2012 via Wikimedia Commons.

Iran will announce on Sunday that it will raise its uranium enrichment level to five percent, a concentration above the limit set by its 2015 nuclear deal with six major powers, an Iranian official told Reuters.

“The main announcement tomorrow will be the increase of the level of enrichment to five percent percent from 3.67 percent that we agreed under the deal,” the official said on Saturday on condition of anonymity.

Iran’s semi-official Fars news agency reported earlier that Iran’s senior nuclear negotiator Abbas Araqchi will announce more cuts in its commitments to the pact on Sunday.

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