Iran resumes enrichment at Fordo, again breaking nuclear pact
16 November 2019 | 5:00 pm
Iran has stepped further away from its international nuclear pact by restarting uranium enrichment at its Fordo facility, state media have reported. Other parties have called on Iran to stick to the deal.
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