UAE to US lawmaker: We have a right to enrich uranium, too

FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2015, file photo, Rep. Ed Royce, R-Calif., speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. A senior United Arab Emirates official has told Royce that it too might seek the right to enrich uranium that Iran has asserted under the recently signed nuclear deal. In barely noticed testimony last month Royce, the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee said the UAE’s ambassador in Washington told him in a phone call that his country no longer felt bound by its nuclear energy agreement with the United States. (AP Photo/Molly Riley, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior United Arab Emirates official has told a top U.S. lawmaker that his country might also seek the right to enrich uranium that Iran has asserted under the recently signed nuclear deal.

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