It's Time to Crush Our Opponents
The DOJ Says It 'Determined' Attorney General Merrick Garland Is Innocent
The Latest Case of a CPP-Linked Individual Threatening America's Economic Interests, Natio...
WHCA Weighs in After Biden Scolds Reporter for Not Playing by 'the Rules'
Supreme Court Announces Decision on ATF Rule Classifying Bump Stocks As 'Machineguns'
'China's Going to Hate It': How States Are Preparing for War in the...
New York Democrat Sounds the Alarm About Terror Threat From Southern Border
There's Been an Update Regarding the Hunter Biden Laptop Lawsuit Against Rudy Giuliani
Lia Thomas Was Banned From Competing in Women's Sports. Here's How His Former...
Expect to Keep Hearing This Democratic Talking Point After New Poll
'Sit Down': AOC Called Out for Condemning Pro-Hamas Protests
Here's Why Left-Wing Groups Are Suing the Biden Administration
Another Poll Shows Big Trouble for Biden
Father’s Day With Hamas Terrorists
‘Record High’ of Americans Would Only Support Candidate With Their Abortion Views
Tipsheet

Iran Announces a New Breach of the Nuclear Deal

Iranian Presidency Office via AP

Iran has breached another term of the nuclear deal, which the U.S. abandoned last year, announcing Tuesday that it will be injecting uranium gas into 1,044 previously empty centrifuges.

Advertisement

“Resistance lays the ground for negotiation, and negotiation takes advantage of resistance,” Rouhani said in his announcement.

“We are aware of their sensitiveness toward the Fordo facility and those centrifuges,” he continued.“At the same time, we cannot tolerate unilateral fulfillment of our commitments and no commitment from their side.”

Under the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, Iran was only allowed to operate approximately 5,000 first-generation centrifuges, “widely seen as antiquated and breakdown-prone,” Reuters reports. 

The new IR-6 machines can refine uranium 10 times faster, said Ali Akbar Salehi, head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran.

“Today, we are witnessing the launch of the cascade (operating set) of 30 IR-6 centrifuges,” Salehi told state television. “Iran now is operating 60 IR-6 advanced centrifuges. It shows our capacity and determination.

“Our scientists are working on a prototype called the IR-9 that works 50 times faster than the IR-1s.” (Reuters)

Advertisement

The move has been called a "significant breach" of the accord, with U.S. officials saying there is "no credible reason" for expansion of the nuclear program. 

Join the conversation as a VIP Member

Recommended

Trending on Townhall Videos

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement