Iran preps 'industrial-scale' nuke production after U.S. leaves nuclear deal

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Even though Germany says there are no obstacles to staying in the deal, Kaeser says he fears "targeted retaliation" from the United States if he keeps working with Iran.

Although the sanctions do not technically extend to the central bank itself, they could significantly increase Iran's isolation from the global financial system.

Said Iran's Zarif: "We are on the right track".

We will make it clear to Zarif "that we stand by the agreements and also expect Iran to abide by them", said German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas.

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said he would try and save the 2015 Iran Nuclear deal through negotiations with the European nations who were co-signatories to the deal.

She also slammed the idea that there could be a quick replacement for the Iran deal, which she reminded the audience took 12 years to negotiate.


"After all, Iran is ready to talk". Seif, whose role is equivalent to the Federal Reserve chairman in the USA, oversees major financial decisions in Iran.

The Iranian regime released a statement Thursday threatening to start up "industrial-scale enrichment" of uranium unless other parties to the nuclear deal agree to remain after the US withdrawal.

"We have to accept, be realistic about the electrified rail, the live wire of American extraterritoriality and how that can serve as a deterrent to businesses", Johnson said.

"The President of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran has been tasked with taking all necessary steps in preparation for Iran to pursue industrial-scale enrichment without any restrictions", Zarif said on Friday. It asked Europe's Airbus plane manufacturer to announce whether it will go ahead with a deal to sell Iran dozens of passenger planes following the US pullout. All 195 participating member states and the European Union agreed to reduce emissions, decrease carbon output and try to rein in global warming.

Calling the accord as an "embarrassment" that was "defective at its core", Trump also warned of severe consequences if Iran resumes its nuclear programme. Scott Pruit, Trump's head of the Environmental Protection Agency, announced in March 2018 that Obama-era vehicle emissions standards would be rolled back. It's less than a week since President Donald Trump announced USA withdrawal. Its critics, Trump among them, described it as federal government overreach that would cause skyrocketing health costs for individuals. Companies like French oil giant Total and the car-maker Renault have investments in Iran. "That is what we have done and that is what we will continue doing", Netanyahu said. The finance minister, Bruno Le Maire, accused the USA of threatening its sovereignty.

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