US SECRETARY of State Mike Pompeo has declared the US will not allow Iran to develop a nuclear weapon following reports Iran intends to increase its uranium enrichment capacity.
Iran’s nuclear chief, Ali Akbar Salehi, said Iran intends to complete the construction of a facility in its Natanz nuclear plant to produce advanced centrifuges within a month.
Mr Salehi’s threats come in response to the US’s withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), also known as the Iran nuclear deal, and their threats to reintroduce stringent sanctions against the Middle East nation.
Mr Pompeo commented on the threats, stating: “We're watching reports that Iran plans to increase its enrichment capacity.
In a stark warning to the Iranian regime, he added: "Iran is aware of our resolve.
Mr Salehi notified the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) that the Iran Atomic Organisation intends to open a new facility at Natanz for the enrichment of uranium.
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