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An inventory of uranium in Iran violates the 2015 nuclear agreement, a state media report

An inventory of uranium in Iran violates the 2015 nuclear agreement, a state media report

Tehran had warned that it would soon violate the terms of the 2015 pact if the European signatories did not act to prevent the US.

Iran has exceeded the limit of the amount of enriched uranium it is allowed to retain, in violation of the nuclear agreement it signed with the US. And other world powers in 2015, the state-run IRNA reported on Monday.

The news agency quoted Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in making the announcement on Monday. The agreement limited Iran to 300 kg (661 pounds) of enriched uranium to 3.67%.

Iran warned on June 17 that it would soon violate the terms of the historic agreement if the European signatories did not act to prevent the US.

Enriched uranium is used in energy production, although the storage of uranium is also a necessary step towards nuclear weapons, something that Iran has denied. Iran has threatened to increase its uranium enrichment closer to weapons levels by July 7.

Inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency, the United States nuclear watchdog, later confirmed that Iran had accumulated more enriched uranium than allowed.

"We can confirm that the Director General of the IAEA, Yukiya Amano, informed the Board of Governors that the Agency verified on July 1 that the total enriched uranium in Iran exceeded 300 kg of enriched UF6 up to 3.67% of U -235 (or the equivalent in different chemical forms)), "said a spokesman.

President Donald Trump has long criticized what he called "the worst negotiated agreement" and in 2018 announced that the United States would withdraw the agreement, which was obtained under the presidency of his predecessor Barack Obama and was signed by the United Kingdom. France, Germany, Russia, and China.

Now there are multilateral sanctions against Iran, for violating the terms of the 2015 agreement, although it was unlikely that the agreement would be effective without the support of the United States.

The news comes amid growing tension between the United States and Iran. President Trump suspended the flight with minutes to spare after a US plane was shot down by Iranian forces on June 20.