Iran Moves to Lift Its Nuclear Enrichment Capacity

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The agreement set strict limits on Iran's uranium enrichment - a critical component for both civil nuclear power generation and military nuclear weapons - in return for the lifting of U.S. and worldwide sanctions.

"Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei's declaration is a sign of hysteria and mass panic in the Iranian leadership", Lieberman said.

Katz went on to assert that Israel would never allow Iran to develop nuclear weapons, claiming Tehran only had "two options".

"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. But she said talks and the nuclear agreement torn up by the United States offered ways of thwarting Iran's nuclear and regional ambitions.

But President Trump dramatically pulled out of the agreement, leaving the remaining European signatories scrambling to save it. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the U.S. would re-impose its sanctions on Iran.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu address a press conference after a meeting at the Chancellery in Berlin on June 4, 2018.

Israel says Iran is trying to establish bases in southern Syria from which to attack the Jewish state, and has vowed to use all means to foil the efforts.

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Earlier, Netanyahu said the Iranian plan to increase its nuclear enrichment capacity was aimed at producing nuclear weapons to be used against Israel, its archrival. Although much remains unknown about the country's activities, they are advanced - unlike Iran it has built and tested nuclear weapons.

"I didn't ask France to withdraw from the JCPOA (Iran deal) because I think it is basically going to be dissolved by the weight of economic forces", Netanyahu told a joint news conference with French President Emmanuel Macron.

Iran's Shahab 3 missiles can reportedly travel 2,000 kilometers and potentially reach southern Europe, with Iran saying the range may be increased if its security is jeopardized.

For all of Iran's fierce public riposte to USA threats of tougher sanctions, some senior Iranian officials see the US position as a "bargaining strategy" and believe the door to a diplomatic compromise should stay open.

Mr Trump cited evidence of a secret nuclear programme, announced by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, as a justification for stepping away from the deal.

Britain is sweating over information transferred to the United Kingdom that was stolen from the Iranian nuclear archive by the Mossad earlier this year, the British Times newspaper reported Monday. "We will continue our support for oppressed nations", Khamenei said.

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