“The United States has lifted the exemption from sanctions on a nuclear facility in Fordo from December 15, 2019,” he said.

According to him, the decision was made in response to Tehran’s decision to begin uranium enrichment in Fordo.

Earlier, Pompeo called for increased pressure on Iran in connection with the resumption of work at the facility in Fordo.

In early November, Iran began enriching uranium in Fordo. In this regard, the Foreign Ministers of Germany, France and the United Kingdom expressed extreme concern.