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Iran announces new nuclear deal violations

Iran on Monday announced that it has launched 30 new nuclear centrifuges that enrich uranium 10 times faster than the older centrifuges used by the regime. In addition, the country said that it is developing a new type of centrifuge for enriching uranium up to 50 times faster. The announcement represents another step away from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal that was abandoned by the United States last year.

Earlier this year, Iran already announced three different measures aimed violating the agreement, supposedly out of frustration with US sanctions and the alleged inaction of the deal’s European signatories when it came to helping Tehran avoid those sanctions. The timing of the latest announcement is significant, because Monday marks 40 years since the start of the 1979 Iran hostage crisis in which 52 American diplomats and citizens were held hostage by Iran for 444 days.

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