Iran quit dismantling nuclear centrifuges in two of its uranium enrichment facilities, Natanz and Fordow, sending another subtle message to the West about the tenuous state of the forged deal, and dealing a blow to President Obama’s assurances of a new Tehran that honors its promises.
Just a week ago, Iran had sent out a statement of intent to shutter its inactive centrifuges at the two sites, in accordance with the deal pushed by Obama. But now that action’s been halted. Iran’s hard-liners complained to President Hassan Rouhani the shut-down was going forth in a rushed manner, and they wanted to slow it down, Reuters reported.
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“The [dismantling] process stopped with a warning,” said Ali Shamkhani, the secretary of the National Security Council, in the ISNA student news agency.
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