Iran says it has passed the uranium enrichment cap set in 2015 nuclear deal

(From left) Iranian government speaker Ali Rabiei welcomes Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi and Mr Behrouz Kamalvandi, spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran, as they arrive for a joint press conference at the presidential
(From left) Iranian government speaker Ali Rabiei welcomes Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi and Mr Behrouz Kamalvandi, spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran, as they arrive for a joint press conference at the presidential office in Teheran on July 7, 2019.PHOTO: EPA-EFE

GENEVA (REUTERS) - Iran has passed the 3.67 per cent uranium enrichment cap set by its landmark 2015 nuclear deal and may enrich at even higher levels, the spokesman for Iran's Atomic Energy Organisation, Mr Behrouz Kamalvandi, said on Monday (July 8) according to the IRIB news agency.

Iran said on Sunday that it would shortly boost uranium enrichment above the cap, prompting a warning to be careful from US President Donald Trump, who has pressured Teheran to renegotiate the pact.