Iran enriched uranium stockpile passes 300 kg limit

Iran’s enriched uranium stockpile has passed the 300 kilogram limit under its nuclear deal, the semi-official Fars news agency reported on Monday, citing an unnamed “informed source.”

Iranian officials have said in recent days that Tehran is on track to pass the enriched uranium limit, which was set under its 2015 nuclear deal, after remaining signatories to the pact fell short of its demands to be shielded from US sanctions.

Earlier, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif demanded respect from the United States if it wants Iran to return to negotiations, saying it will resist pressure from Washington.

“Iran will never yield to pressure from the United States … If they want to talk to Iran, they should show respect,” Zarif said in a speech broadcast live on state TV.