18 February 2023

Secretary of State Antony Blinken met with his British, French and German counterparts to confer on Iran. According to a U.S. readout, “they underscored their concern about Iran’s nuclear escalation and its lack of cooperation with the IAEA, calling on Iran to reverse course. They also discussed their concerns about the deepening two-way military cooperation between Iran and Russia, and its implications for the security and stability of the region and beyond”. The four officials further reiterated “their solidarity with the Iranian people in light of Iran’s continued egregious human rights abuses and agreed to continue to closely coordinate their approach to the regime’s destabilising activities”.

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