BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:45 P.M.) – Iran’s atomic energy organization said on Thursday that they would increase the speed of their uranium enrichment at the Natanz nuclear reactor.
“We will increase the speed of uranium enrichment at the Natanz reactor,” spokesman Abbas Kamalundi said, adding that “Iran’s depleted uranium reserves will exceed the 300 kg barrier tomorrow.”
“The implementation of the second step, which includes raising the level of uranium enrichment to more than 3.7 percent, does not take more than two days,” he continued.
“The Europeans still have a chance to salvage the nuclear deal and if they want to extend the deadline, it means that they are unable or unwilling to carry out their nuclear obligations,” he said.
The Persian Gulf region has witnessed an increase in hostilities over the last two months, with the U.S. accusing Iran of attacking several oil tankers in the region.