Official in Tehran: Five days for resuming high-grade uranium enrichment

Iran can resume high-grade uranium enrichment within five days if the United States tears up the 2015 nuclear deal, the head of its Atomic Energy Organization said on Tuesday. "If we make a determination, at most in five days we can start 20 per cent enrichment in Fordo (nuclear plant)," said Ali Akbar Salehi in an interview with state broadcaster IRIB. "Of course we would not like such a thing to happen as we made a lot of effort to achieve the JCPOA (nuclear deal)," he added. "Our biggest priority is to maintain the JCPOA, but of course not at any price."

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