France, Germany and the UK jointly stated that “Iran’s recent announcement to the IAEA that it intends to install an additional three cascades of advanced centrifuges at the Fuel Enrichment Plant in Natanz is contrary to the JCPOA and deeply worrying. Furthermore, we have taken note, with great concern, of the recent law passed by the Iranian Parliament, which – if implemented – would substantially expand Iran’s nuclear program and limit IAEA monitoring access”. The E3 asserted that “if Iran is serious about preserving a space for diplomacy, it must not implement these steps. Such a move would jeopardise our shared efforts to preserve the JCPOA and risks compromising the important opportunity for a return to diplomacy with the incoming U.S. Administration”. The same day, the European Council maintained that the EU and U.S. “need to work together to preserve the [JCPOA]… and to further its achievements and to address future challenges”.
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