The law was ratified by Iran’s Guardian Council, an appointed body that oversees the elected government, on Wednesday.
The order to enrich uranium at 20 percent would be a concern because it is considered to be close to the threshold of bomb-grade uranium, which can be as high as roughly 90 percent.
Iran has said its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes though Israeli officials and some American intelligence officials believe that Iran has a secret weapons program.
Iran had limited its enrichment to under 4 percent under the nuclear agreement, which the Trump administration abandoned in 2018.
The law indicated the higher enrichment was contingent on continued sanctions against Iran, and demanded that European nations that are still party to the nuclear agreement provide relief from the American sanctions.
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