France, Germany and the UK call on Iran to end its uranium metal production
Iran/JCPoA – Statement by the foreign affairs spokespersons of France, Germany and the United Kingdom
Paris, 12 February 2021
We, the governments of France, Germany and the United Kingdom, note with grave concern the recent confirmation by the IAEA that Iran is producing uranium metal in violation of the JCPoA. Under the JCPoA, Iran committed not to engage in producing or acquiring uranium metal or to conduct research and development on uranium metallurgy for 15 years.
Recalling our statement of 16 January, we reiterate that Iran has no credible civilian justification for these activities, which are a key step in the development of a nuclear weapon.
We strongly urge Iran to halt these activities without delay and not to take any new non-compliant steps on its nuclear programme. In escalating its non-compliance, Iran is undermining the opportunity for renewed diplomacy to fully realize the objectives of the JCPoA.