US revokes waiver on Iran’s Fordow nuclear site

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The United States Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, said the US has terminated the sanctions waiver on Fordow, Iran nuclear facility following the resumption of uranium enrichment at the facility.

The International Atomic Energy had confirmed that the Iranian government resumed uranium enrichment at Fordow, an underground facility which is in violation of the 2015 nuclear deal.

Pompeo told reporters at the State Department that, “The United States will terminate the sanctions waiver related to the nuclear facility at Fordow effective Dec. 15, 2019.”

“The right amount of uranium enrichment for the world’s largest state sponsor of terror is zero. Iran originally constructed Fordow as a fortified underground bunker to conduct secret uranium enrichment work, and there is no legitimate reason for Iran to resume enrichment at this previously clandestine site.”

“Iran should reverse its activity there immediately,” he added.

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