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According to the US -based Arms Control Association, these included a cap on uranium-235 enrichment levels at 3.67%, the prohibition of heavy-water reactors, and regular International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) inspection and monitoring of nuclear sites.

"Iran's letter to the Agency ... did not say when this enrichment activity would take place".

Iran told the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) that it would enrich uranium up to 20% purity, well past the 3.67% threshold.

In the aftermath of the assassination, Iran's parliament passed a controversial law calling for the production and storage of "at least 120 kilogrammes per year of 20% enriched uranium" and to "put an end" to the IAEA inspections meant to check that the country is not developing an atomic bomb.

Amid escalating tensions between the U.S. and Iran, the Asian country has chose to ramp up its uranium enrichment program.

Iran's former ambassador to France said it seems that Europeans are pleased with the likely U.S. return to the nuclear deal between Iran and world powers, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, under the same format.

Although President Hassan Rouhani has indicated that all measures are reversible with cooperation from even some of the P5+1 partners, skeptics in Tehran have challenged the urgency to re-establish partnership without an immediate commitment from President-elect Joe Biden's administration.

Russia's representative to the IAEA similarly acknowledged Iran's letter on Twitter, though the agency did not immediately respond to a request for comment today.

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In 2018, the U.S. unilaterally withdrew from the deal and reimposed its sanctions against Iran.

This sparked an escalation of tension capped by an American airstrike killing a senior Iranian general in Baghdad nearly a year ago.

The new law passed by the Iranian parliament also requires the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) to produce at least 120 kilograms of 20 percent enriched uranium annually and store it in the country within two months after the adoption of the law, Tasnim News Agency reported.

"They also believe that after the United States withdrawal, they lost the tools with which they used to put pressure on Iran, he added".

Though the purity remains short of the 90 percent required to make a nuclear bomb, it is much higher than the standard set in the 2015 agreement, under which Iran was supposed to keep enrichment below four percent.

According to NPR, the move was part of larger legislation in response to the November assassination of Iranian scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh.

Iran's announcement coincides with the anniversary of the US drone striking Revolutionary Guard Gen. Qassem Soleimani in Baghdad a year ago.



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