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France, Britain and Germany: Concerned by Iran's Moves to Enrich Uranium

France, Britain and Germany: Concerned by Iran's Moves to Enrich Uranium

Wednesday, 14 April, 2021 - 11:30
Iran's advanced centrifuges at the Natanz uranium enrichment facility. (Reuters)

The United Kingdom, France and Germany - the E3 group of European powers - expressed concern on Wednesday over Iran's latest moves to enrich uranium up to 60% purity.


"The governments of France, Germany and the United Kingdom (the E3) note with grave concern the announcement by Iran that it will start uranium enrichment up to 60% using advanced centrifuges as Iran communicated to the IAEA on 13 April," they said in a joint statement.


"This is a serious development since the production of highly enriched uranium constitutes an important step in the production of a nuclear weapon. Iran has no credible civilian need for enrichment at this level," they added.


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