Tehran 0
19 August 2021

France, Germany and the UK expressed “grave concern [over] the latest reports by the IAEA confirming that Iran has produced uranium metal enriched up to 20 per cent for the first time, and has significantly increased its production capacity of uranium enriched up to 60 per cent”. The three countries added that “both [advancements] are key steps in the development of a nuclear weapon and Iran has no credible civilian need for either measure”. They further asserted that “Iran’s activities are all the more troubling given the fact talks in Vienna have been interrupted upon Tehran’s request for two months now and that Iran has not yet committed to a date for their resumption… Iran must halt all activities in violation of the JCPOA without delay”. “Time is on no-one’s side”, they warned.

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