Iran's president calls uranium enrichment to 60% retaliatory act

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday called Iran's decision to enrich uranium to 60 percent purity, its highest level ever, a response to Israel's sabotage of the country's Natanz nuclear facility. "Iran's 60 percent enrichment was a response to malice. You cannot commit a crime. If you do, we will cut off your hands," Rouhani told a Cabinet meeting, in remarks posted on his website. He said by raising uranium enrichment from 3.67 percent, the limit allowed under the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, to 60 percent and by replacing first-generation IR-1 centrifuges with advanced IR-...

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