US Calls Iran Plan to Surpass Uranium Stockpile Limit ‘Nuclear Blackmail’

Posted on June 17, 2019 2:47 pm

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VOA’s Ken Bredemeier and Chris Hannas contributed to this report.

The United States calls Iran’s plan to surpass the internationally agreed limit on its stock of low-enriched uranium “nuclear blackmail.” 

“President [Donald] Trump has made it clear that he will never allow Iran to develop nuclear weapons. The regime’s nuclear blackmail must be met with increased international pressure,” said White House National Security Council spokesperson Garrett Marquis.

At the State Department, senior officials urged the international community not to yield to the “nuclear extortion” by Iran.

“We continue to call on the Iranian regime not to obtain a nuclear weapon, to abide by their