UPDATED 6:39 AM PT — Monday, June 17, 2019
Iran has escalated tensions with the west after announcing it will break it’s uranium stockpile limit.
On Monday, Iranian atomic energy agency spokesman Behrouz Kamalvandi announced the Islamic Republic will begin increasing its supply of enriched uranium within in the next 10 days.
He added, the levels of nuclear energy will steadily increase based on the country’s needs.
The limit was imposed on Tehran in the JCPOA , better known as the Iran Nuclear Deal, which was put forth by the Obama administration and several other world powers.
“We have quadrupled uranium production and in recent days we have once again increased production, and today we can tell you that the countdown has started,” stated Kamalvandi.
This comes amid the Trump administration’s maximum pressure campaign of economic sanctions on Iran, which have seemingly crippled the Middle Eastern country.