Earlier Monday, the director of the International Atomic Energy Agency renewed calls for Iran to provide "timely and proactive cooperation" in inspections that are part of the nuclear deal.
Under the agreement with the United States, France, Germany, Britain, Russia and China, Iran was given the strictly limited uranium enrichment capacity to satisfy the powers that it could not be used to develop atomic bombs.
The world should stand up to Washington's bullying behaviour, Iran's foreign minister was quoted as saying on Sunday by state media in a letter to counterparts, as the top diplomat intensifies efforts to save a nuclear deal after a U.S. exit.
Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei had ordered the increase in capacity in a speech Monday, in which he vowed that Iran would preserve its nuclear program despite the US withdrawal from the landmark 2015 accord.
The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), also known as the Iran nuclear deal, has been jeopardized since US President Donald Trump announced his decision to withdraw from the agreement and reinstate anti-Tehran sanctions, lifted as part of the global accord.
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Some noted the similarity to Trump's voice, while others noted the fact that anyone could easily tweet from her account. Melania Trump came home six days later, on a Saturday, but her arrival wasn't witnessed by reporters on site.
Signed in 2015, the pact was created to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear bomb in return for the removal of global sanctions that had impaired its economy.
"Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei's declaration is a sign of hysteria and mass panic in the Iranian leadership".
Israel's leader urged France on Tuesday to turn its attention to tackling Iran's "regional aggression", saying he no longer needed to convince Paris to quit world powers' 2015 nuclear deal with Tehran as economic pressure would kill it anyway.
"However, at this particularly critical juncture, they will not contribute to build confidence in the nature of the Iranian nuclear programme", Maja Kocijancic, spokeswoman for European Union diplomatic chief Federica Mogherini, told AFP.
During a meeting with Angela Merkel, Germany's chancellor, in Berlin she said that while she had concerns about the 2015 deal it remained the best option available to prevent an arms race in the region. Although much remains unknown about the country's activities, they are advanced - unlike Iran it has built and tested nuclear weapons.
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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu exposes files that prove Iran's nuclear program in a press conference at the Kirya government headquarters in Tel Aviv, on April 30, 2018. Iran will announce that the process of increasing the capacity to produce...
Major worldwide companies are already beginning to distance themselves from Iran in fear of USA sanctions.
As EU businesses face retaliation from the USA for doing business with Iran, many are opting to avoid Iran.
"If we were progressing normally, it would have taken six or seven years, but this will now be ready in the coming weeks and months", Salehi said.
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Trump told reporters he hadn't read the letter yet and added with a smile, " I may be in for a big surprise, folks ". I believe they will be coming down to Washington on Friday (Saturday NZT). "It is very important to them".