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Iranian leader Ayatollah Khamenei criticized Western powers for not offering concessions in last week's talks over Iran's nuclear program. He said the West was using the program as a pretext to impose economic sanctions.
US General Mattis said sanctions over Iran's nuclear program were not working. US Secretary of State Kerry said Iran was getting closer to building a nuclear bomb. The US delegate to the UN's nuclear agency accused Iran of "deception, defiance and delay". In a joint statement, the EU said Iran was stonewalling the UN agency.
Iran announced it planned to build 3,000 advanced uranium enrichment centrifuges while it phased out 12,000 older generation centrifuges. In February, Iran began installing the new centrifuges at its main Natanz uranium enrichment facility. An Iranian dhow carrying Chinese antiaircraft missiles was seized off the Yemeni coast.