OFFICIALS in Iran have revealed the country quadrupled its uranium-enrichment production capacity amid tensions with the US over Tehran’s atomic programme. The announcement came after US president Donald Trump and Iran’s foreign minister traded threats on Twitter. Iranian officials stressed that the uranium would be enriched only to the 3.67% limit set under the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, making it usable for a power plant but below the required amount for an atomic weapon. However, by increasing production, the country will exceed the stockpile limitations set by the accord. Tehran has provided a July 7 deadline for Europe to set new terms for the deal, or it will enrich closer to weapons-grade levels.
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