Iran will enrich uranium up to 60% if it wants to, Khamenei warns amid discontent over IAEA deal

If Iran wanted nuclear weapons, it would have them, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has declared, suggesting Tehran may continue enriching uranium up to 60 percent. The statement followed outcry over President Hassan Rouhani’s IAEA deal.

Tehran’s position on the JCPOA nuclear deal will not change, Khamenei said on Monday, adding that Iran will not bow to international pressure – from either its European partners in the deal or the US, which is no longer party to the agreement.

While the Ayatollah stressed that Iran is not pursuing nuclear weapons, he argued “no one” could stop the country from having them if it wanted to – certainly not the US or “the Zionist clown” (i.e. Israel). Only “Islamic principles” prevent such an outcome, he continued, adding that Iran will not limit its uranium enrichment to 20 percent.

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