EU ministers ‘extremely concerned’ by Iran’s breach of nuclear deal

Iran’s announcement on Monday that it had amassed more low-enriched uranium than permitted was confirmed by UN nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency. (IAEA)

The foreign ministers of Germany, France and Britain are “extremely concerned” by Iran’s announcement that it has amassed more low-enriched uranium than permitted under its 2015 deal with major powers, they said on Tuesday.

“The International Atomic Energy Agency has confirmed this information,” they said in a joint statement with the European Union’s High Representative on Iran, adding: “Our commitment to the nuclear deal depends on full compliance by Iran.”

“We regret this decision by Iran, which calls into question an essential instrument of nuclear non-proliferation,” they said. “We urge Iran to reverse this step and to refrain from further measures that undermine the nuclear deal.”

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:59 - GMT 06:59