WASHINGTON – US Secretary of state Michael Pompeo extended the previously imposed US restrictions on Iran’s nuclear program, which, according to Washington, will prevent Tehran from creating a nuclear bomb. This is stated in a written statement released by the spokesperson of the US state Department Morgan Ortagus.
“Today Secretary Pompeo extended the restrictions on the Iranian regime’s nuclear program,” the diplomat said.
“Today’s actions will help to maintain oversight of Iran’s civilian nuclear program, reduce the risks of proliferation [of weapons of mass destruction (WMD)], limit Iran’s ability to reduce its “breakthrough time” to nuclear weapons (the time required to produce enough weapons-grade uranium to create a bomb) and prevent the regime from recreating objects for sensitive from the point of view of the spread of WMD purposes,” the diplomat said.
According to the State Department, Iran “continues to use its nuclear program to blackmail the international community and threaten regional security.” Ortagus again claimed that the United States will not allow Iran to get a nuclear bomb and is ready to “use all their diplomatic and economic means to limit Iran’s nuclear activities.” “As long as the Iranian regime continues to reject diplomacy and expand its nuclear program, economic pressure and diplomatic isolation will increase,” the diplomat concluded.