Khamenei says Iran could boost uranium enrichment to 60%

SpaceWar.com reports: “Iran’s supreme leader said Monday the Islamic republic could boost uranium enrichment to 60 percent if needed, hours before new limits on inspections by the UN nuclear watchdog went into force.

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s remarks came ahead of a deadline fixed by Iran’s parliament to limit some inspections by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) unless US sanctions were lifted by Sunday.

Later, Iran’s ambassador to the UN agency, Kazem Gharibabadi, said the new limitations would take effect as of midnight (2030 GMT).

‘The necessary instructions have been issued to the nuclear facilities,’ he said…”

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