In fresh nuclear violation, Iran says it will renew enrichment at Fordo facility

President Rouhani says uranium gas to be injected into 1,044 centrifuges at underground nuclear site

„Iran’s president announced on Tuesday that Tehran will begin injecting uranium gas into 1,044 centrifuges, the latest step away from its nuclear deal with world powers since US President Donald Trump withdrew from the accord over a year ago.

The development is significant as the centrifuges previously spun empty, without gas injection, under the landmark 2015 nuclear accord. It also increases pressure on European nations that remain in the accord, which at this point has all but collapsed.

In his announcement, President Hassan Rouhani did not comment on the enrichment level of the uranium that would be produced by the centrifuges, which are at the nuclear facility in Fordo. The centrifuges would be injected with the uranium gas as of Wednesday, Rouhani said.“ (…)