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Iran Exceeds Uranium Caps Set By Nuclear Deal

Iran’s stockpiles of enriched low-grade uranium have exceeded the 300-kilogram limit set in a landmark 2015 nuclear deal, Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said on Monday according to the state-run IRNA news outlet.

The move is thought to be Tehran’s first major breach of the accord since US President Donald Trump withdrew from the agreement last year. The deal limited Iran’s uranium enrichment in exchange for an easing of international sanctions.

Global nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency, said that its inspectors on the ground in Iran had confirmed the development.

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