Meanwhile, a series of mysterious attacks have targeted oil tankers, and the U. The Pentagon on Monday released new photos intended to bolster its case that Iran was responsible for the attacks.Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard, which the U. suspects in the attacks, answers only to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and operates outside of the traditional military’s control. Mohammad Hossein Bagheri, the chief of the general staff of Iran’s armed forces, denied Tehran was involved in the tanker attacks, saying Monday the country only would respond in “an open, strong and severe way” if needed.Kamalvandi said that given Iran’s recent decision to quadruple its production of low-enriched uranium, it would pass the 300-kilogram limit on Thursday, June 27.The Vienna-based IAEA said last month that Iran remained within its stockpile limits and declined to comment on Iran’s announcement.So far, a European mechanism called INSTEX to protect trade with Iran has yet to take off.
However, Kamalvandi said the country could rebuild the facility to make it produce plutonium.
N.’s nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency.
Under terms of the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, Iran can keep a stockpile of no more than 300 kilograms (660 pounds) of low-enriched uranium.
Rouhani, greeting France’s new ambassador to Tehran on Monday, similarly warned that time was running out on the deal.
“The current situation is very critical and France and the other parties to the (deal) still have a very limited opportunity to play their historic role for saving the deal,” Rouhani said, according to his website.
It so happened that modern Iran lives its rather isolated from the outside world life.