November 5, 2019 / 10:19 PM / 7 days ago

U.S.: Iran's expansion of uranium enrichment 'a big step in the wrong direction'

WASHINGTON, Nov 5 (Reuters) - Iran’s expansion of uranium enrichment activities in defiance of key nuclear commitments is “a big step in the wrong direction,” a spokesperson for the U.S. State Department said on Tuesday, after Tehran announced it would start injecting uranium gas into centrifuges at its underground Fordow enrichment facility.

“We fully support the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in conducting its independent verification role in Iran and look to the IAEA to report on any developments,” the spokesperson said in a statement. (Reporting by Humeyra Pamuk; Editing by Sandra Maler)

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