Iran is breaching its uranium stockpile limit under the nuclear deal. Here's what that actually means

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Aniseh Tabrizi, an Iran expert and research fellow at London's Royal United Services Institute, agrees. "All these measures are pretty reversible, and the increase of the stockpiles in itself is not a matter of concern, even if it is of course a violation of the JCPOA (the Iran deal's formal acronym) and entails some sort of response," Tabrizi said. "The Iranians are trying to gain some sort of leverage on the nuclear front," she added, "showing that they're not going to sit and wait for pressure to increase without doing anything ⁠— they're actually responding and therefore increasing the cost of the decision that the U.S. has made."