Britain Says Iran's New Breach of Nuclear Accord Threatens National Security

Statement follows Iran's declaration on Monday that it launched a new batch of advanced centrifuges to accelerate uranium enrichment

Ali Akbar Salehi, the Atomic Energy Organization, speaks with media while visiting Natanz enrichment facility, Iran in this photo released on November 4, 2019.
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Foreign minister Dominic Raab said on Tuesday that Iran's decision to take a new step to reduce commitments to a landmark 2015 nuclear deal posed a threat to Britain's national security.

Iran said on Monday it had launched a new batch of advanced centrifuges to accelerate uranium enrichment, following the withdrawal from the nuclear pact by the United States.

"Iran's latest actions clearly contravene the deal and pose a risk to our national security," Raab said.

"We want to find a way forward through constructive international dialogue but Iran needs to stand by the commitments it made and urgently return to full compliance."