Netanyahu calls Iran plan to breach uranium cap 'dangerous step'

WION Web Team New Delhi Jul 07, 2019, 05.40 PM(IST)

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Iran said Sunday it was set to breach the uranium enrichment cap set by the nuclear deal within hours as it seeks to press signatories into keeping their side of the bargain.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday called an announcement Iran that it would breach the uranium enrichment cap set by an endangered nuclear deal a "very dangerous step", reported news agency AFP.

"This measure is a very dangerous step, and I call on my friends, leaders of France, Britain, Germany: You signed the deal and said the moment they'd take this measure, harsh sanctions would be imposed," Netanyahu was quoted as saying at the start of a cabinet meeting.

Iran said Sunday it was set to breach the uranium enrichment cap set by the 2015 nuclear deal within hours as it seeks to press signatories into keeping their side of the bargain.

The Islamic republic also threatened to abandon more commitments unless a solution is found with parties to Obama era agreement.

Netanyahu repeatedly expressed opposition to the deal and urged US President Trump to withdraw from it, which he eventually did.

Despite having opposed the deal, Netanyahu is now calling on European nations to enforce its parameters as he and the United States seek to further pressure Iran.

(With AFP inputs)