IRAN only needs five days to enrich uranium to weapon-ready level, Tehran’s atomic energy chief Ali Akbar Salehi warned yesterday.
Mr Salehi warned US President Donald Trump, who has repeatedly threatened to renegotiate or walk away from the 2015 nuclear treaty: “If there is a plan for a reaction and a challenge, we will definitely surprise them.
“If we show determination, we are able to resume 20 per cent-enrichment in at most five days.”
But the nuclear supremo, who is also a vice-president, added: “Definitely, we are not interested in such a thing happening. We have not achieved the deal easily to let it go easily. We are committed to the deal and we are loyal to it.”
Iran gave up the majority of its stockpile of 20 per cent enriched uranium as part of the nuclear deal it struck with world powers.