Iran latest: Stena Impero crew released as Rouhani boasts of new centrifuges for faster uranium enrichment

The announcement blows another hole in the 2015 nuclear deal but Iran gave the EU two more months to try and save the agreement

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (C), Iranian judiciary chief Ebrahim Raisi (L), Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani (R) in Tehran, Iran. EPA, HO
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (C), Iranian judiciary chief Ebrahim Raisi (L), Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani (R) in Tehran, Iran. EPA, HO

Welcome to The National’s live blog on the latest developments from Iran.

Overnight, President Hassan Rouhani announced another step away from the landmark 2015 saying the country would start developing centrifuges to speed up its uranium enrichment.

His announcement came hours after the US announced more sanctions on Iran, hitting what it described as an “oil for terror” network that helped fund the Revolutionary Guards and Hezbollah.

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