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News: Nuclear Program

Trump to Rouhani: Be Careful with Your Threats. They Can Come Back to Bite You


U.S. President Donald Trump gave a stern warning to the Iranian regime's President Hassan Rouhani Wednesday, after Rouhani threatened that the regime would begin increasing its uranium enrichment closer to weapons-grade levels starting Sunday.

"Iran has just issued a New Warning," President Trump said on Twitter. "Rouhani says that they will Enrich Uranium to 'any amount we want' if there is no new Nuclear Deal. Be careful with the threats, Iran. They can come back to bite you like nobody has been bitten before!"

President Trump's message came after Rouhani announced that Tehran will "take the next step" by increasing its uranium enrichment to levels in violation of the 2015 international nuclear deal.

The current nuclear deal prevents Iran's regime from enriching uranium above 3.67 percent. Tehran has quadrupled its uranium stockpile this week, breaking with the limitations of the agreement, Fox News reported. The United Nations nuclear watchdog confirmed on Monday that Iran's regime had surpassed a limit placed on its stockpile of low-enriched uranium in breach of the 2015 nuclear deal.

The deal - known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) - signed by Tehran and world powers also bars the regime from enriching uranium above 3.67 percent.

Rouhani declared on Wednesday that from this coming Sunday the regime will increase its enrichment of uranium to any amount it wants and will recommence activities at its heavy water reactor in Arak.

"Starting July 7, we will take the next step. If you want to express regret, now's the time to do it. Issue whatever statements you want now. On July 7, our enrichment level will no longer be 3.67 percent. We will put aside this commitment. We will increase it beyond 3.67 percent to as much as we want, as much as is necessary, as much as we need,” Rouhani said at a cabinet meeting in Tehran.

"Take note that from July 7 with regards to the reactor in Arak, if you don't implement all your commitments to us as planned, we will reinstate the previous conditions at the Arak reactor; conditions which, in your words, ‘are dangerous’ and will produce plutonium,” Rouhani added in his remarks to world powers.

His remarks were broadcast by state television.

Commenting on Rouhani’s announcement, the Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) Mohammad Mohaddessin said: “The events of recent days and Rouhani’s announcement today show clearly that the mullahs’ regime never abandoned its nuclear weapons projects and it is trying to find an opportunity to pursue it once again. As the Iranian Resistance has repeatedly stated, the regime must not be allowed to carry out any uranium enrichment and its nuclear projects must be entirely dismantled.”

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