17 Jun 2019

Iran to break uranium stockpile limit

Foreign Affairs Correspondent

Iran has warned that, within days, it will breach the limit on its stockpile of enriched uranium, a central element of the Iran nuclear deal.

But it added there was still time for European countries to prevent this by providing protection from US sanctions.

This was met by accusation of “nuclear blackmail” from the White House.

It comes a year after the US President Donald Trump abandoned the nuclear deal and at a time when tensions between the two countries are rising still further over attacks on oil tankers in the Persian Gulf.