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DUBAI (Reuters) -Iran’s enrichment of uranium continues based mostly on a framework established by the nation’s parliament, nuclear chief Mohammad Eslami mentioned on Sunday when requested about stories concerning Tehran slowing down its 60% enrichment.

“Our nuclear enrichment continues based mostly on the strategic framework regulation,” Eslami mentioned, referring to a associated laws.

Earlier this month, the Wall Road Journal reported that Iran had considerably slowed the tempo at which it was accumulating near-weapons-grade enriched uranium and diluted a few of its stockpile, strikes that would assist ease tensions with the U.S. and revive broader talks over Iran’s nuclear work.

In 2020, Iran’s hardline parliament handed a regulation requiring the federal government to take measures corresponding to stepping up uranium enrichment past the restrict set below Tehran’s 2015 nuclear deal if different events didn’t totally adjust to the deal.

After Washington ditched the deal in 2018 and reimposed sanctions, Tehran started to violate the nuclear curbs set out within the pact.

Iran, which below the nuclear settlement may solely enrich uranium to three.67%, began enriching it to 60% purity in 2021, a transfer bringing the fissile materials nearer to ranges appropriate for growing a bomb. Tehran has repeatedly denied in search of a nuclear bomb.

(Reporting by Dubai Newsroom; Modifying by Hugh Lawson)

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