Iran set to further reduce compliance with nuclear deal
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President-elect Joe Biden has said he is willing to return to the Obama-era pact if Iran abides by its terms.
Iran plans to further reduce its compliance with the nuclear deal designed to prevent it from getting a nuclear weapon days before President-elect Joe Biden is due to take office.

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said in a statement shared with NBC News Wednesdaythat Iran has started modifying and installing relevant equipment to conduct research and development on the production of uranium metal. Iran informed the IAEA of this on Wednesday.

If sufficiently enriched, uranium metal can be used at the core of a nuclear warhead, according to nuclear experts.

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However, Iran has said the move is to help design an improved type of fuel for a research reactor, the U.N. nuclear watchdog said. Tehran has long denied seeking to develop a nuclear weapon and says doing so would be contrary to Islamic teaching.

Nevertheless, the move reduces Iran's compliance with the beleaguered nuclear deal it made with six world powers including the U.S. in…
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