January 4th local time, Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif said in a social media message that Iran has resumed uranium enrichment activities enriched by 20% according to parliamentary legislation.
The International Atomic Energy Agency has also been informed of the relevant information.
At the same time, he stressed that the measures taken by Iran are due to the failure of some signatories to the Iran nuclear agreement to fulfill their commitments over the years, which is fully in line with the provisions of Article 36 of the Iran Nuclear Agreement. If all other parties fulfill their commitments, Iran’s measures will also be completely reversible.
On the same day (4th), Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Aragić said that nuclear weapons were not included in Iran’s defense plan. But Western countries should abandon the idea of negotiating Iran’s missile issue.
Iran is not excited about the return of the United States to the Iran nuclear agreement. Iran has planned for the life and economic development of the Iranian people without the implementation of the Iran nuclear agreement.
Iran will never accept the “expanded Iran nuclear agreement” or such demands, and Western countries should stop negotiating on the Iranian missile issue.
Iran hopes that sanctions can be lifted, but in a dignified manner, Iran will not accept the reopening of the Iran nuclear agreement and the preconditions of the United States. If the United States wants to return to the Iran nuclear agreement, it must lift sanctions against Iran.
On the 4th, Iran’s Fordo nuclear facility began uranium enrichment activities with an abundance of 20% and obtained the first batch of uranium hexafluoride products.
The operation is based on Iran’s recently promulgated Anti-Sanctions Strategy Law.