The Obama administration reportedly approved the Iranian request in its final weeks, but it was ultimately blocked by the United Kingdom. Iran has indicated of late that it will revive the request, setting up a key test for the Trump administration, which has placed the nuclear deal under a comprehensive review.
Trump officials suggested to TWS that the administration has not yet decided whether it will overturn the Obama-era decision and prohibit Iran from importing the natural uranium.
The White House's weapons of mass destruction directorate refused to comment to TWS.
"We do not comment on the deliberations of the Joint Commission, as has been agreed to by all participating parties." READ MORE