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E3-Iran Should Take Opportunity To Conclude Deal While Still Possible


The E3 signatories of the Iran nuclear deal (France, Germany, the UK) have issued a joint statement lamenting the continued progress in the Iranian nuclear programme and calling on Tehran to come to terms with the US and other Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPoA) signatories while a deal is still possible.

  • E3 statement:
  • "Intensive diplomatic efforts to restore the JCPoA have resulted in a viable deal being on the table since early March. We regret that up until now Iran has refused to seize this diplomatic opportunity and continued its nuclear escalation"
  • "Recently, Iran announced the installation and use of additional powerful advanced centrifuges and the removal of the IAEA's JCPoA-related surveillance and monitoring equipment. This occurs in the deeply concerning context of Iran continuing to increase its stockpiles of uranium enriched at 20% and 60% to unprecedented levels."
  • "Iran’s actions are rapidly unsettling the balance of the package we had negotiated over many months to restore the JCPoA and closing the window for an immediate diplomatic solution. The impact on international security and the international non-proliferation regime of such an outcome would be grave and long lasting."

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