European countries, signing a nuclear deal with Iran, called on Iran today not to take measures that are incompatible with the agreement, and after Tehran announced an increase in the level of enrichment of uranium over the agreed limit.
Germany said it was extremely worried about Iran’s announcement that it had begun enriching uranium above a limit of 3.67 percent.
– We strongly urge Iran to stop its activities and change those that are not in line with obligations – said a spokesman for the German Foreign Ministry, Reuters reports.
He added that Berlin was in contact with other signatories to the agreement – Britain, and France – to decide on the next steps.
A spokesman for the British Foreign Office said that Iran violated the terms of the 2015 nuclear agreement and that it must immediately suspend its activities.
– While the United Kingdom remains fully committed to the agreement, Iran must immediately suspend all activities that are incompatible with its obligations. We are in coordination with other participants in the agreement on the next steps under the terms of the agreement – it was said in London.
Iran’s decision to increase the level of enrichment of uranium was also condemned today by French President Emanuel Macron. He qualified Iran’s move as a “violation” of the agreement, an unnamed Reuters official said.
On the other hand, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said all measures taken by Iran could be withdrawn if the European signatories of the agreement fulfill their obligations.
Zarif wrote on Twitter that Iran took steps to protect its interests in relation to “American economic terrorism”.
“All such steps can only be withdrawn through the E3 agreement” (nuclear agreement by Iran and the Western powers), Zarif said.
The agreement with Iran was signed in 2015 by Germany, France, Britain, Russia, China, and the United States, which in the meantime unilaterally withdrew and introduced Tehran’s sanctions.