June 6, 2018 / 9:42 PM / 18 days ago

Pompeo says U.S. won't allow Iran to develop nuclear weapons

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is aware of reports that Iran plans to increase its uranium enrichment capacity and Washington will not allow Iran to develop a nuclear weapon, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo participates in the Organization of American States (OAS) 48th meeting of the General Assembly in Washington, U.S., June 4, 2018. REUTERS/Leah Millis

“We’re watching reports that #Iran plans to increase its enrichment capacity. We won’t allow Iran to develop a nuclear weapon,” Pompeo said on Twitter. He added that “Iran is aware of our resolve.”

Reporting by Eric Beech; Editing by David Alexander

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