U.S. accuses Iran of 'nuclear extortion' after enrichment statement

Reuters |
Published: 01.04.21 , 23:04
The United States criticized Iran's statement that it had begun the process of enriching uranium to 20%, well above the limit set in the 2015 nuclear deal that Washington abandoned, as a form of "nuclear extortion."
"Iran enriching uranium to 20 percent at Fordow is a clear attempt to increase its campaign of nuclear extortion, an attempt that will continue to fail," said a State Department spokesperson on condition of anonymity. They were responding to a query about Iran's statement that it had resumed 20% uranium enrichment at an underground nuclear facility.