Iran says it has exceeded the uranium enrichment limit set by the 2015 nuclear deal

Hassan Rouhani
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Iran has announced it has enriched uranium past the limit set by the 2015 nuclear deal.

A spokesperson for the country's atomic energy agency on Monday said that Iran has gone past the 3.67 percent enrichment limit and is now above 4.5 percent, The New York Times reports. This is not close to the 90 percent that would be required to produce nuclear weapons, The Washington Post notes, but Iran's spokesperson says the country now has "no limitations or obstacles" if it wanted to go as high as 20 percent.

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