Iran's Ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA, Reza Najafi, waits for the start of the IAEA board of governors meeting at the International Center in Vienna, Austria, Monday, June 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)
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Iran will not heed a call to cooperate more fully with U.N. nuclear inspectors until a standoff over the future of its agreement with major powers is resolved, its envoy to the agency said Wednesday.European powers are scrambling to salvage the deal since U.S. President Donald Trump pulled Washington out last month and said he would reimpose far-reaching U.S. sanctions on Iran.Najafi would not be drawn on exactly how much longer talks between the Europeans and Iran on salvaging the deal would last.Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei said on Monday he had ordered that preparations be made to increase Iran's uranium enrichment capacity in case the nuclear deal fell apart.
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