French and Iranian leaders agree to try and resume dialogue

Iran – Telephone conversation between M. Emmanuel Macron, President of the Republic, and Mr Hassan Rouhani, President of Iran – Communiqué issued by the Presidency of the Republic

Paris, 6 July 2019

On Saturday 6 July, President Macron spoke for more than an hour with the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Hassan Rouhani.

The French President reiterated his deep concern over the danger of further weakening the 2015 nuclear agreement (JCPOA) and the consequences that would necessarily ensue.

Beyond the announced 7 July deadline, the President and his Iranian counterpart agreed to explore, between now and 15 July, the conditions for a resumption of dialogue involving all the parties.

In the coming days, President Macron will continue his consultations with the Iranian authorities and the relevant international partners to de-escalate tensions related to the Iranian nuclear issue./.

Iran – Press communiqué issued by the Presidency of the Republic

Paris, 2 July 2019

The President has noted with concern that Iran has exceeded the stockpile limit for low-enriched uranium authorized by the Vienna agreement (JCPOA), as the International Atomic Energy Agency established today.

He reiterates his determination for the terms of the 2015 nuclear agreement to be fully complied with, asks Iran to reverse this step immediately and refrain from any further measures which would undermine its nuclear obligations.

In the next few days, the Head of State will pursue the initiatives he has begun in order to ensure Iran complies fully with its obligations and continues benefiting from the agreement’s economic advantages./.

Joint statement on Iran by France, Germany, the United Kingdom and the European External Action Service

2 July 2019

The Foreign Ministers of France, Germany, the UK, and the High Representative are extremely concerned at Iran’s announcement that it has exceeded the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action stockpile limit for low enriched uranium. The International Atomic Energy Agency has confirmed this information.

We have been consistent and clear that 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.

We urge Iran to reverse this step and to refrain from further measures that undermine the nuclear deal. We are urgently considering next steps under the terms of the JCPoA in close coordination with other JCPoA participants.

Published on 18/07/2019

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