US ends sanction waivers for Iran's nuclear plant

US ends sanction waivers for Iran's nuclear plant

TOPSHOT - A handout picture released by Iran's Atomic Energy Organization on November 6, 2019, shows the interior of the Fordo (Fordow) Uranium Conversion Facility in Qom, in the north of the country. - An Iranian official announced that the plant will st

The United States announced that on Monday it will lift sanctions waivers on Iran's Fordow nuclear plant, citing the resumption of enrichment activities at the site.

"President Hassan Rouhani recently announced that Iran will begin uranium enrichment activities at the Fordow facility," Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told a news conference.

"Therefore the United States will terminate the sanctions waiver related to the nuclear facility at Fordow effective December 15, 2019."

"The right amount of uranium enrichment for the world's largest state sponsor of terror is zero," Pompeo added.