Israel warns Macron PULL OUT as Iran threatens to develop NUCLEAR BOMB

Binyamin Netanyahu the Israeli prime minister presented on TV in April what he said was evidence of Iran’s duplicity

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The following day, Mr Khamenei declared Tehran's preparations to increase uranium enrichment capacity if the 2015 Iran nuclear deal fell apart, following United States withdrawal from the agreement.

The announcement came one day after Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei ordered preparations for increasing uranium enrichment if the nuclear agreement disintegrates. Under the global agreement, Iran agreed to dismantle its nuclear program and be subject to monitoring in exchange for the lifting on worldwide nuclear related sanctions.

The Iran deal paved the way for the partial lifting of global sanctions against the country, in exchange for Tehran curbing its nuclear programme for several years.

It's been more than a month since President Trump officially ended the Iran nuclear agreement and the risky Iranian regime has been ramping up hostilities against the United States and Israel ever since.

Benjamin Netanyahu was in Paris for talks with President Emmanuel Macron as part of a tour to persuade the European signatories - Britain, France and Germany - to follow Washington´s lead in pursuing a tough stance on Iran after it pulled out of the accord and reimposed sanctions on Tehran. Before the deal was reached, Tehran enriched uranium to up to 20 per cent purity.

"By preventing Iran's military entrenchment in Syria, we're also preventing something that could be very, very risky for Europe", he added.

Benjamin Netanyahu is now on tour to France.

Oil retreats on stronger dollar, USA crude discount wider
Iran's light crude oil price rose 43 cents in the week ended on May 25, to continue its upward trend for third consecutive weeks. It has doubled in less than a month, as a lack of pipeline capacity in the United States has trapped a lot of output inland.

Iranian officials maintain they have no interest in developing nuclear weapons, and in fact Khamenei claimed Islamic law prohibits the construction of nuclear bombs during his remarks.

Iran's nuclear chief says the country has upgraded the power installations at its Natanz facility to realize its long-term goals.

"We are not in agreement on all questions, but we are friends, we are partners", Merkel said of Netanyahu.

Behrouz Kamalvandi, the AEOI spokesman, told the ISNA news agency that Iran will inform the IAEA of the start of the process to increase the production capacity of uranium hexafluoride (UF6), a chemical compound which serves as feedstock for centrifuges.

"We are not surprised", he said.

"If the Iranians don't surrender now, and try to return" to unsupervised uranium enrichment, 'there should be a clear statement by the President of the United States and all of the Western coalition, ' he said.

But fears are growing in Tehran that European leaders will be unable to prevent Washington from reimposing sanctions on European companies, which would badly damage Iran's oil economy.

But he also said Iran will continue adhering to the 2015 nuclear deal and that the country's nuclear activities will remain within the limits set by the accord.

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