Iran has reportly started to enrich uranium in an effort to get close to a nuclear weapon.
According to The Washington Free Beacon:
DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran has resumed 20% uranium enrichment at an underground nuclear facility, the government said on Monday, breaching a 2015 nuclear pact with major powers and possibly complicating efforts by U.S. President-elect Joe Biden to rejoin the deal.
Benjamin Netanyahu, prime minister of Iran’s arch foe Israel, said the move was aimed at developing nuclear weapons and Israel would never allow Tehran to build them.
The enrichment decision, Iran’s latest contravention of the accord, coincides with increasing tensions between Iran and the United States in the last days of President Donald Trump’s administration.
Tehran started violating the accord in 2019 in response to Trump’s withdrawal from the pact in 2018 and the reimposition of U.S. sanctions that had been lifted under the deal.
The EU has stated that this would be a major breach of the agreement. The United States is no longer a member of the agreement but has a major stake in the outcome. As of Monday a US warship headed for America was turned around amid rising tensions with Iran.