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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. Photo: Presidency of Iran/Handout/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said his country will start enriching uranium to "any amount we want" on July 7, reports AP.

"Our advice to Europe and the United States is to go back to logic and to the negotiating table. Go back to understanding, to respecting the laws and resolutions of the U.N. Security Council. Under those conditions, all of us can abide by the nuclear deal."

The big picture: Iran is trying to pressure European countries to find a way around the economic sanctions imposed by the U.S.

  • Iran still needs a year before they can enrich enough uranium for nuclear weapons, according to AP.
  • The 2015 nuclear deal fell apart after President Trump withdrew the U.S. in 2018 after wanting to impose tougher restrictions. The deal bars Iran from enriching uranium past 3.67% — the amount needed for power plants, but nowhere near the 90% required for nuclear weapons, per AP.

Worth noting: Iranian officials have previously said they won't develop the weapons, reports the New York Times.

Background: Many European nations still support the deal, and Rouhani previously told them in May they had 60 days to come up with an alternative that would help relieve some of the pressures of the U.S. sanctions.

Go deeper: How Trump and Tehran came to the brink of war

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Tech scrambles to derail inauguration threats

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

Tech companies are sharing more information with law enforcement in a frantic effort to prevent violence around the inauguration, after the government was caught flat-footed by the Capitol siege.

Between the lines: Tech knows it will be held accountable for any further violence that turns out to have been planned online if it doesn't act to stop it.

Dave Lawler, author of World
5 hours ago - World

Uganda's election: Museveni declared winner, Wine claims fraud

Wine rejected the official results of the election. Photo: Sumy Sadruni/AFP via Getty

Yoweri Museveni was declared the winner of a sixth presidential term on Saturday, with official results giving him 59% to 35% for Bobi Wine, the singer-turned-opposition leader.

Why it matters: This announcement was predictable, as the election was neither free nor fair and Museveni had no intention of surrendering power after 35 years. But Wine — who posed a strong challenged to Museveni, particularly in urban areas, and was beaten and arrested during the campaign — has said he will present evidence of fraud. The big question is whether he will mobilize mass resistance in the streets.

Off the Rails

Episode 1: A premeditated lie lit the fire

Photo illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Beginning on election night 2020 and continuing through his final days in office, Donald Trump unraveled and dragged America with him, to the point that his followers sacked the U.S. Capitol with two weeks left in his term. Axios takes you inside the collapse of a president with a special series.

Episode 1: Trump’s refusal to believe the election results was premeditated. He had heard about the “red mirage” — the likelihood that early vote counts would tip more Republican than the final tallies — and he decided to exploit it.

"Jared, you call the Murdochs! Jason, you call Sammon and Hemmer!”