Trump repeats warning that Iran should be 'very careful'

File photo of US President Donald Trump. Photograph:( Reuters )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jul 09, 2019, 10.50 PM (IST)

US President Donald Trump warned Iran again on Tuesday over its breach of a uranium enrichment cap.

"Iran is doing a lot of bad things ... and they'd better be very careful," the president told reporters at the White House.

Trump's warning -- repeating similar remarks he made over the weekend in New Jersey -- came a day after UN inspectors confirmed Tehran had exceeded a uranium enrichment cap set by its landmark 2015 nuclear deal with world powers.

Washington has imposed punishing sanctions on Tehran, and tensions between the two sides have risen further amid Iran's downing of an American drone and attacks on tanker ships the US has blamed on the Islamic republic.

Meanwhile, Iran says that it is not violating the deal, citing terms of the agreement allowing one side to temporarily abandon some commitments if it deems the other side is not respecting its part of the accord.

(With inputs from agencies)