Iran to Resume Uranium Enrichment at Fordow

Russian FM: Both sides need to 'do their part' to save nuclear deal

Iran has injected uranium hexafluoride into the centrifuges at the Fordow site, and has announced that they will resume enrichment at the underground facility starting on midnight Wednesday.

Iran agreed to temporarily suspend the use of Fordow as part of the P5+1 nuclear deal, but has been backing away from those commitments, arguing that there needs to be a renegotiation based on the US pulling out and them not getting sanctions relief promised.

Several nations are complaining about the restarting of Fordow, and calling on Iran to immediately resume full commitment to all requirements as perceived by the West. Iran had set a deadline on Tuesday for the remaining nuclear deal parties to come up with a deal to save it; they did not.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said all parties need to do their part to save the deal, and that everyone is demanding Iran fulfill all obligations “without exception but are not giving anything in return.”

Author: Jason Ditz

Jason Ditz is news editor of Antiwar.com.