The United States will not allow Iran to acquire nuclear weapons in any way, US national security adviser John Bolton said, stressing that Washington would continue to press Tehran until it gives up its nuclear program and activities in the Middle East.
Bolton said the United States will continue its policy of pressuring Iran to change its strategy and aggressive behavior.
He reiterated that US President Donald Trump has repeatedly declared that he will not allow Iran to acquire nuclear weapons.
Bolton pointed out that Tehran should be careful, threatening to strip it of its nuclear project, said: “Iran will never have a nuclear weapon.”
He said the United States was working with its allies to tighten sanctions against Iran.
The comments came at a time when the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) confirmed that Iran had begun enriching uranium to a higher degree than those authorized by the Great Lakes Agreement in 2015.
“IAEA inspectors are investigating on July 8 that Tehran has enriched uranium more than 3.67 percent,” the IAEA spokesman said in a statement.