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

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pauses during a news conference following a meeting with North Korea's envoy Kim Yong Chol in New York, U.S., May 31, 2018. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

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.

“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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