Iran has started enriching uranium up to 60 per cent purity, its highest level ever, in the wake of an attack on its Natanz nuclear site, the speaker of the country’s parliament says.
- The speaker said the enrichment started on Friday
- The move will likely raise tensions as Iran negotiates with world powers to allow the US back into a nuclear agreement and lift the crushing economic sanctions it faces
- Israel is widely suspected of carrying out the still-unexplained sabotage at the Iranian nuclear enrichment site
Speaker Mohammad Bagher Qalibaf did not elaborate on how much uranium Iran planned to enrich.
It is likely to raise tensions as Iran negotiates with world powers in Vienna over a way to allow the US back into a…