Iran’s President Hassan Rowhani at the Bushehr nuclear power plant in 2015. File photo: EPA

Iran defies US by ramping up uranium enrichment beyond 2015 deal limits

  • Move marks Iran’s second breach of 2015 nuclear accord after it confirmed exceeding a limit of 300kg on its low-enriched uranium production
  • US President Donald Trump last year pulled the US out of the accord and began imposing a ‘maximum pressure’ campaign of strict sanctions
Topic |   Iran

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Iran’s President Hassan Rowhani at the Bushehr nuclear power plant in 2015. File photo: EPA
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Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif meets China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi. Photo: AFP
John W. Garver
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Asian Angle by John W. Garver

Who would win a US-Iran war? A strong and peaceful China

  • If Washington pours its money into a Middle Eastern conflict, it will compromise its ability to ‘pivot to Asia’
  • Meanwhile, Beijing could play catch up on military capabilities and become too powerful to be challenged by Washington

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Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif meets China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi. Photo: AFP
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