LONDON, November 25. / TASS /. Iran has enough nuclear material to make more than one nuclear warhead after further enrichment, the foreign ministries of the United Kingdom, France and Germany (E3) said on Wednesday in a joint statement.
“We are deeply concerned that, for more than two years, Iran has continued its systematic nuclear escalation, thereby permanently and irreversibly improving its nuclear capabilities and exposing the international community to significant risks,” the document said. . “Iran has no plausible civilian justification for both 20% and 60% enrichment and the production of highly enriched uranium (HEU) is unprecedented for a state without an arms program. Due to its alarming production rate, Iran’s total stockpile today contains enough fissile material which, if further enriched, could be used to produce more than one nuclear weapon and the uranium buildup. enriched to 20 and 60% further reduces the time it would take Iran to move towards a first nuclear weapon.
The E3 countries have expressed concern over “the recent installation of a modular infrastructure of advanced centrifuges”. Such a move will allow Iran “to more easily modify the operating configuration of such stunts and to enrich itself at higher levels,” the statement said. “Iran has also developed essential knowledge essential to the production of a nuclear weapon, particularly in the field of uranium metal.”
According to the statement, “Iran’s nuclear program is now in a much more advanced state.”
“Iran’s continued escalations are irreversibly reducing the counter-proliferation value of the JCPoA,” the E3 countries said.
The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), also known as the Iran nuclear agreement, was signed between Iran, the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council (Russia, United Kingdom, China, United States and France) and Germany. in 2015. Under the terms of the agreement, Iran pledged to curb its nuclear activities and place them under the full control of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in exchange for dropping nuclear activities. sanctions previously imposed by the United Nations Security Council, the European Union and the United States on their nuclear program.
The future of the deal has been called into question after the unilateral US withdrawal in May 2018 and Washington’s unilateral sanctions on oil exports against Tehran. Iran argued that all other participants, primarily Europeans, were ignoring some of their own obligations in the economic sphere, thus rendering the agreement in its current form insane. That said, he has started to gradually reduce his commitments under the deal.
Meanwhile, outgoing United States President Joe Biden has repeatedly signaled that he is ready to bring the United States back to the deal.
The Joint Commission for the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) has held six offline meetings in Vienna since April to find ways to restore the nuclear deal to its original form. The parties are discussing the prospects of a possible return of the United States to the agreement, the measures necessary to ensure full compliance with the terms of the agreement by Iran and questions of lifting anti-Iranian sanctions. The next round of talks is scheduled for November 29.