The European Union issued a statement on the 11th local time saying that Iran must change its decision to increase uranium enrichment in order to reclaim the Iran nuclear agreement reached in 2015.
According to Reuters on the 12th, the 27 governments of the European Union issued a statement on the 11th, saying, “Iran began to produce low enriched uranium enriched at the FFEP of 20%, which is a very serious development and deserves close attention.”
The statement said, “At this critical moment, Iran’s actions may undermine the diplomatic ties currently being established.
We urge Iran not to further upgrade enriched uranium levels and immediately reverse this course.
The Islamic Republic of Iran News Agency reported on January 4 that Iran has begun to implement relevant measures to increase enriched uranium abundance to 20%.
According to Reuters on the 12th, a senior aide to Iran’s Supreme Leader Khamenei said recently that if negotiations on the Iran nuclear agreement are to continue, Iran will demand the lifting of the unreasonable “snapback” mechanism in the agreement.
According to the report, under the mechanism, the participants in the agreement can resume the sanctions imposed by the United Nations against Iran at any time.
According to previous reports, in July 2015, Iran reached a comprehensive agreement on the Iranian nuclear issue with the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Russia, China and Germany.
According to the agreement, Iran promised to limit its nuclear program and the international community lifted sanctions against Iran. The United Nations Security Council subsequently adopted Resolution 2231, approving the Iran nuclear agreement.
Implementation paragraph 11 of the resolution contains the “rapid resumption of sanctions” mechanism, but stipulates that only participants in the Iran nuclear agreement can activate the mechanism. In May 2018, the United States unilaterally withdrew from the Iran nuclear agreement.
Iran has also gradually suspended the implementation of some of the terms of the agreement since May 2019.