Germany ‘extremely concerned’ by Iran move

German FM Heiko Maas with his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif. (File photo: AFP)

Germany says it is “extremely concerned” about Iran’s announcement that it will break the limit on uranium enrichment set by the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers.

The foreign ministry said in a statement Sunday that it is awaiting further information from the UN atomic watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency, after Iranian officials announced Tehran is ramping up the level of uranium enrichment beyond the 3.67 percent permitted under the deal.

Earlier this month, Iran increased its stockpile of low-enriched uranium beyond the cap set by the deal.

The ministry called for Iran “to stop and reverse all activities inconsistent with its commitments.” It said it is in contact with remaining parties to the deal regarding the next steps to try keep Iran within its terms.

The US unilaterally withdrew from the deal a year ago.

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