Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday that raising its uranium enrichment levels to 60% was a response to Israel’s “nuclear terrorism”, as quoted by AFP.
“What you did was nuclear terrorism. What we do is legal,” the president reportedly said during a Cabinet meeting. His comments were broadcasted on TV.
According to Rouhani, there are those who tried to “empty” Iran’s hands during the talks in Vienna in regards to the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), but the country’s “hands are full”.
“60% enrichment is an answer to your evilness,” the president added. “We cut both of your hands, one with IR-6 centrifuges and another one with 60%.”
Iran announced the day before that it was expecting to reach 60% enrichment of its uranium by “next week” in “two cascades of IR-4 and IR-6 centrifuges, much faster ones that its IR-1 first-generation centrifuges.
“Modification of the process just started and we expect to accumulate the product next week,” tweeted Kazem Gharibabadi, Iran’s envoy to the International Atomic Energy Agency.
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