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AP Explains: Iran reopens uranium plant in its latest gamble

Source: The Daily News (TDN.com) | June 28th, 2018 | By Amir Vahdat and Jon Gambrell, Associated Press
Location: Iran
Industry type: Nuclear Industry

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran says it has restarted production at a “major” uranium facility involved in its nuclear program, though it still pledges to follow the terms of the country’s landmark atomic deal now under threat after President Donald Trump pulled America out of the accord.

Iranian comments about the Isfahan plant, which produces material needed to make enriched uranium, appear aimed at pressuring Europeans and others to come up with a way to circumvent new American sanctions.

Already, many international organizations are pulling back from promised billion-dollar deals with Tehran and the country’s currency has entered a free-fall against the dollar.

What comes next likely will resemble Iran’s response to previous confrontation with the West over its contested atomic program…

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