Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif denies that Iran is in violation of the nuclear accord by amassing more low-enriched uranium, saying Iran is exercising its right to respond following the USA pullout.
Under the nuclear deal, Iran agreed to have less than 300 kilograms (661 pounds) of uranium enriched to a maximum of 3.67 percent.
Israel has encouraged the Trump administration to press ahead with sanctions against its arch-foe Iran, predicting that Tehran will eventually renegotiate a more limiting nuclear deal.
European co-signatories said on Tuesday they were "extremely concerned" by Tehran's apparent breach of the deal while Israel said it was preparing for possible involvement in any military confrontation between Iran and the United States.
"We will remain committed to the (nuclear deal) as long as the other parties are committed".
He underlined that the 11 commitments are under the Appendix 2 of JCPOA but Europeans' measures in this regard have not been satisfactory for Iran.
European nations have come up with a financial vehicle, known as Instex, that's created to protect trade with Iran, but Iranian officials say it needs to be accompanied by a mechanism to skirt American sanctions on purchases of Iranian oil to be effective.
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Meanwhile, the US has rushed an aircraft carrier, B-52 bombers and F-22 fighters to the region and Iran recently shot down a USA military surveillance drone. They rank it alongside the 1953 CIA-backed coup that toppled Iran's elected prime minister and secured Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi's absolute power until he abdicated the throne before the 1979 Islamic Revolution.
A senior Iranian lawmaker warned on Monday that Israel would be destroyed within "only half an hour" should the USA attack Iran.
The United States withdrew from the JCPOA in 2018, with Donald Trump following through with sustained criticism of the deal, which was signed under his predecessor. The Iranians allegedly fired on the helicopter and the Vincennes gave chase, the Navy said. "It didn't bring calm, it didn't bring peace, and it never will".
The US and Iran have been ratcheting up tensions in recent weeks, with Iran admitting to shooting down a US military drone, and the US accusing Iran of having a part in the bombing of two oil tankers in the Strait of Hormuz. "We put aside this commitment and will increase enrichment as we please".
Former President Obama released a statement at the time, arguing the nuclear deal "is working" and "has significantly rolled back Iran's nuclear program", saying that's why Trump's announcement "is so misguided".
Authorities on Monday acknowledged Iran broke through a limit placed on its stockpile of low-enriched uranium.
The enrichment maximum set in the agreement is sufficient for power generation but far below the more than 90 percent level required for a nuclear warhead. "We will increase it to higher level of purity based on our needs".