Spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Behrouz Kamalvandi reiterated that the deadline set for the remaining parties to the 2015 nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), to meet their commitments will not be extended, ONA reports citing Tasnim News Agency.
“Iran’s two-month deadline for the remaining signatories of the JCPOA cannot be extended. The second step (of Iran) was taken according to the schedule and the planning will be exactly followed in the future. In practice, their (European JCPOA parties’) behavior means that they either do not want to live up to their obligations or lack the ability to do so.” Kamalvandi said on Wednesday.
Speaking to reporters at the Khandab heavy water facilities at the Arak nuclear site on Monday, Kamalvandi had announced a further halt to certain commitments of Iran under the nuclear deal, including plans for an unlimited rise in the stockpile of enriched uranium.
Iran has increased the output of enriched uranium in Natanz nuclear site, he said, adding that a countdown started on Monday.
“We will have surpassed the 300-kg limit (on stockpile of uranium) within ten days,” the spokesman said, stressing that the pace of uranium enrichment to 3.67 percent purity will also rise.