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Iran breaches key uranium enrichment limit in nuclear deal


Iran's Atomic Energy Organization spokesman Behrouz Kamalvandi, left, and government spokesman Ali Rabiei address the press in Tehran on Sunday.

TEHRAN, Iran - Iran on Monday began enriching uranium to 4.5%, just breaking the limit set by its nuclear deal with world powers, while it is still seeking a way for Europe to help it bypass U.S. sanctions amid heightened tensions between Tehran and Washington.

The acknowledgement by the spokesman of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran to The Associated Press shows that the Islamic Republic trying to increase pressure on those still in the 2015 nuclear deal. It also comes just days after Iran acknowledged breaking the 300-kilogram (661-pound) limit on its low-enriched uranium stockpile, another term of the accord.


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