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Iran’s Breach Too Far

Thanks to its advances in nuclear technology, the country may be closer to a bomb than ever.

On July 7, Iran announced that it would begin enriching uranium beyond the 3.67 percent cap it agreed to as part of the 2015 nuclear deal. Every 60 days, moreover, it would incrementally raise that level unless the remaining parties to the deal convince Washington to ease its crippling sanctions or else find some other way to protect Iran from their effects.

Although the incremental approach is likely designed to get everyone back to the negotiating table, its prospects for success are slim. Since the signing of the nuclear agreement, called the Joint

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