Besides enriching uranium past the allowed 3.67% to 4.5%, the United Nations nuclear agency also confirmed Iran has surpassed the stockpile limit on low-enriched uranium.
"It is also meant to convey a sense of risk to European audiences that Iran may provoke a crisis", he said.
Vice President Mike Pence declared during remarks to the Christians United for Israel Conference on Monday that there will be no more "pallets of cash" for the Iranian regime.
Iran announced on Sunday it would no longer adhere to the enrichment cap in what it billed as its second step to decrease commitments to the deal in a bid to press other parties into keeping their side of the bargain.
Iran's main demand - in talks with the European parties to the deal and as a precondition to any talks with the United States - is to be allowed to sell its oil at the levels before Washington pulled out of the agreement and restored sanctions.
French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian says the US can help encourage dialogue with Iran to ease growing tensions even though it withdrew from the 2015 nuclear accord with Iran.
Macron and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani agreed in a weekend conversation to set a July 15 deadline to solve the current impasse, and ultimately save the 2015 nuclear accord that the US pulled out of previous year. "Iran should not confuse American restraint with a lack of American resolve".
Also, Netanyahu offered condolences to Putin over the death of 14 Russian servicemen in a fire on a submersible station in the Barents Sea, it added.
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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said last week Iran was prepared to enrich "any amount that we want" beyond the 3.67% level.
This comes as the International Atomic Energy Agency has confirmed Iran has enriched uranium beyond a 3.67 percent purity limit, . a move announced by the Iranian government last weekend.
As Germany got "extremely anxious about Iran's announcement", the country urged "Iran to discontinue and reverse any steps that are inconsistent with Iran's commitments under the JCPOA", said a spokesperson of the German Foreign Ministry.
At the same time, Iran warned that should the remaining JCPOA signatories fail to ensure Iran's protection by the end of the deadline, the country would resume the construction of its Arak Heavy Water Reactor Facility, which was suspended under the nuclear deal. "We have already traded and will trade without paying any attention to USA sanctions", Chizhov said. He said that old sanctions on Iran would be restored and new ones would be introduced in case Tehran attempted to pursue its nuclear ambitions.
Iranian officials maintain that the country's nuclear program is for peaceful purposes only, but it is very clear that Iran is looking for leverage so that it can push the Europeans into coming up with a way around the sanctions.
Mr Trump tweeted: "Iran has always been secretly 'enriching, ' in total violation of the awful 150 Billion Dollar deal made by John Kerry and the Obama Administration".
Japan, which has built amiable ties with Iran, has supported the nuclear deal as a way to promote stability in the Middle East.
The confrontation has taken on a military dimension, with Washington blaming Tehran for attacks on oil tankers, and Iran shooting down a U.S. drone, prompting aborted USA air strikes.