On the 7th local time, the foreign ministries of France, Germany and the United Kingdom issued a joint statement opposing Iran’s expansion of its nuclear program.
Reuters quoted a joint statement on the 7th to report that Iran’s recent plan to install three more uranium enrichment centrifuges is “oppoly contrary to the Iran nuclear agreement” and “deeply worrying”.
In addition, the Iranian Parliament recently approved the Anti-Sanctions Strategy Bill, which will greatly expand Iran’s nuclear program and limit the supervision of the International Atomic Energy Agency.
Britain, France and Germany believe that this move is “disagreement from the Iran nuclear agreement and Iran’s extensive nuclear commitment”.
The three countries said that if Iran still wants to “reserve diplomatic space”, it should not pass the above-mentioned bill, otherwise it will endanger the joint efforts to maintain the Iran nuclear agreement and may undermine the important opportunity to resume diplomatic relations with the incoming new U.S. government.
Reuters quoted a confidential report of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on the 4th that Iran plans to install three more advanced uranium enrichment IR-2 centrifuges at its underground plant in Natanz. Recently, Iran has installed a group of (174) IR-2 centrifuges in Natanz.
According to the content of the Iran nuclear agreement, Iran can only use the inefficient first-generation IR-1 centrifuge in underground factories.