France, Germany, UK Urge Iran to Stick to Nuclear Deal
France, Germany, and the United Kingdom on Sunday urged Iran to uphold the 2015 Nuclear Deal.
President Emmanuel Macron, Chancellor Angela Merkel and Prime Minister Boris Johnson released a joint statement to call on Iran to stick to the Nuclear Deal, saying it was “essential that Iran return to full compliance with its commitments under the agreement”.
Following the US killing of Iran’s top general, Qasem Soleimani, in Baghdad, Tehran announced on 5 January that it would no longer abide by the limitations of the Nuclear Deal, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
Iran claimed that other parties to the accord had violated the terms of the agreement, and that Tehran was resuming its uranium enrichment program beyond the limitations of the JCPOA.
“We have expressed our deep concern at the actions taken by Iran in violation of its commitments since July 2019. These actions must be reversed,” reads the joint statement by the European leaders.
“We must address — through diplomacy and in a meaningful way — shared concerns about Iran’s destabilizing regional activities, including those linked to its missile program,” the statement added. “We reiterate our readiness to continue our engagement for de-escalation and stability in the region.”