>> Iran says it's began increasing its uranium enrichment capacity in the event that the 2015 nuclear deal collapses. The country is developing infrastructure at its Natanz facility. The head of Iran atomic agency said on Tuesday, Ali Akbar Salehi added that the development is moving quote, quickly, and will be ready in the coming weeks and months.
It puts pressure on European powers who are trying to save the accord following the US withdrawal last month. But Salehi said it did not violate the 2015 nuclear deal which allowed Iran to continue uranium enrichment far below the weapon's grade threshold in exchange for sanctions relief. Iran says it will inform UN nuclear watchdog of its plan.
Israel's Prime Minister said he was not surprised by Iran's declaration on Tuesday.>> We'll not allow Iran to obtain nuclear weapons.>> Benjamin Netanyahu is currently touring Europe to persuade members to follow President Trump's lead and also tear up the 2015 Iran deal. Following a trip to Germany, Netanyahu arrived in France on Tuesday to meet President Emmanuel Macron.
His next stop is the UK. The three European states are scrambling to save the Iran deal, trying to ring fence trade with Tehran to dissuade it from quitting. But in a joint press conference with Macron, Netanyahu said he hadn't asked France to leave the deal because he thinks, quote, it is basically going to be dissolved by the weight of economic forces.