January 5th, local time, the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement commenting on Iran’s enrichment of uranium enrichment of more than 20%.
The statement said that Russia is closely concerned about Iran’s measures to increase uranium enrichment.
The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs believes that the relevant data obtained through the International Atomic Energy Agency and Iran’s prior notification to the IAEA of the relevant plans indicate that Iran is open to maintaining the comprehensive agreement.
The statement said that increasing enriched uranium abundance has nothing to do with the comprehensive agreement on Iran’s nuclear issue and obligations under the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons.
The International Atomic Energy Agency has not found the illegal use of nuclear materials, and increasing enrichment of uranium is not covered by the comprehensive agreement. Russia believes that no charges should be made against Iran in this regard.
The statement stressed that in recent years, the international community has clearly recognized that the root cause of the current dilemma of the Iranian nuclear issue is the systematic violation of international obligations by the United States, violation of Article 25 of the Charter of the United Nations, non-compliance with United Nations Security Council resolution 2231, and deliberately creating obstacles to the implementation of United Nations resolutions by other countries. .
The statement said that Russia welcomed the statement of Iran’s leaders to push the comprehensive agreement back on track.
At the foreign ministers’ videoconference held by the parties to the Comprehensive Agreement on the Iranian Nuclear Issue on December 21 last year, the parties reached a consensus that they should unite and control differences, and commit to maintaining the comprehensive agreement and ensuring its complete and effective implementation.
Iranian government spokesman Ali Rabier said on the 4th that Iran has begun to increase enriched uranium abundance to 20%.
This is Iran’s second increase in enrichment of uranium since it announced in May 2019 that it would suspend the implementation of some provisions of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Iranian Nuclear Issue.