The Latest: Iran warns ‘not much time left’ to save deal

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AP– Iran’s atomic energy spokesman is issuing new warnings about its nuclear deal with world powers.

Behrouz Kamalvandi of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran said Saturday that Iran had the ability to go beyond 20% enrichment of uranium.

Analysts say 20% is just a short technical step away from 90% enrichment, which is weapons-grade level.

Kamalvandi also is warning that “Europeans should know that there is not much time left” to save the 2015 deal.

However, he added that Iran will continue to allow U.N. inspectors to access nuclear sites in the country.

Iran already has gone beyond the stockpile and enrichment level limits set by the deal.

This comes over a year after President Donald Trump unilaterally withdrew the U.S. from the nuclear deal.

Iran’s atomic energy spokesman says Tehran is injecting uranium gas into advanced centrifuges, in a further breach of the 2015 deal with world powers.

Behrouz Kamalvandi of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran made the remarks Saturday in a news conference carried on live television.

He spoke from a podium as centrifuges stood next to him.

Iran already has gone beyond the stockpile and enrichment level limits set by the deal.

This comes over a year after President Donald Trump unilaterally withdrew the U.S. from the nuclear deal and imposed crippling sanctions on the country.