Iran ratchets up pressure ahead of weekend nuclear deadline
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Tehran, Sept. 4 -- Iranian officials ratcheted up pressure Wednesday ahead of a weekend nuclear deadline for European nations to come up with a solution for Iran to sell its oil abroad in the aftermath of escalated U.S. sanctions.
President Hassan Rouhani reiterated a threat that Tehran would take additional steps away from the 2015 nuclear accord on Friday and accelerate nuclear activities if Europe fails to provide a solution, calling it Iran's third, "most important step" away from the deal.
"Iran's third step is of an extraordinarily significant nature," Rouhani said, without detailing what it would entail, but saying a "decree will be announced today or tomorrow."
Meanwhile, Iran's foreign ministry announced that seven members of ...
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