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E3 Statement on the JCPoA: 16 January 2021

The governments of France, Germany and the United Kingdom respond to Iranian plans to produce uranium metal

16 January 2021

Statement by the governments of France, Germany and the United Kingdom:

"We, the governments of France, Germany and the United Kingdom, are deeply concerned by Iran's announcement that it is preparing to produce uranium metal.

Iran has no credible civilian use for uranium metal. The production of uranium metal has potentially grave military implications. Under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPoA), Iran committed to not engaging in production of uranium metal or conducting research and development on uranium metallurgy for 15 years.

We strongly urge Iran to halt this activity, and return to compliance with its JCPoA commitments without further delay if it is serious about preserving the deal".



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