The Obama administration may be covertly allowing Iran’s nuclear program to enrich more uranium than in initial agreements, a state-approved Iranian website said Wednesday – amid reports that he is looking to bypass congressional approval for a full-fledged nuclear deal.
According to the report, the White House has allowed Iran to enrich uranium by operating 6,000 centrifuges – 2,000 more than initially reports last month.
And that is after Obama has slowly raised the centrifuge threshold, it said – from 500 to 1,500 and finally to 4,000 – in a series of negotiations.
The report surfaces amid an international scramble to solidify a final deal with Islamic Republic on its nuclear enrichment, ahead of a November 24, 2014 deadline.
Iran, however, has been toughening its stance in recent weeks. Senior Iranian negotiator Abbas Araqchi said last week he sees no prospect for a deal unless the other side abandons its “illogical excessive demands”.
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