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Berlin, London and Paris urge Iran to “cease its nuclear escalation”

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Germany, Britain and France on Thursday urged Iran to “cease its nuclear escalation” and “urgently conclude the deal currently on the table” to revive the 2015 nuclear deal.

“There has been a workable deal on the table since March 2022,” they said in a joint statement.

in exchange for curbs on its nuclear activities.
By AFPJune 10, 2022
The reactor building of the Bushehr nuclear power plant, on the outskirts of the southern city of Bushehr, Iran. Photo: Mehr News Agency
The reactor building of the Bushehr nuclear power plant, on the outskirts of the southern city of Bushehr, Iran. Photo: Mehr News Agency.
BERLIN: Germany, Britain and France on Thursday urged Iran to “cease its nuclear escalation” and “urgently conclude the deal currently on the table” to revive the 2015 nuclear deal.

“There has been a workable deal on the table since March 2022,” they said in a joint statement.

“We regret that Iran has not taken the diplomatic opportunity to conclude the agreement. We urge you to do so now.”

Formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the 2015 deal gave Iran relief from crippling economic sanctions in exchange for restrictions on its nuclear activities.

But in 2018, then-US President Donald Trump unilaterally withdrew from the pact and reimposed sanctions, prompting Iran to begin backtracking on its own commitments.

Talks to revive the deal began in April last year but have stalled since March.

Berlin, London and Paris issued their statement after the UN atomic energy watchdog said on Thursday that Iran was removing 27 surveillance cameras from its nuclear facilities, warning this could deal a “fatal blow” to nuclear power plants. negotiations to resurrect the 2015 agreement.

“We urge Iran to… stop its nuclear escalation and urgently conclude the deal currently on the table to restore the JCPOA, while this is still possible,” the statement said.

 

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