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Zarif reminds European powers Iran can enrich uranium

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif issued a “reminder” Monday to European powers that Tehran is allowed to enrich uranium under its nuclear deal after a senior French diplomat claimed otherwise.

“There is no prohibition on the enrichment of uranium by Iran,” Zarif tweeted. His comments were addressed to France, Germany, and Britain who signed up to the landmark 2015 accord with Tehran under which uranium enrichment is curtailed but not banned.

Zarifs remark follows Frances ambassador to Washington declaring: “Its false to say that at the expiration of the JCPOA (nuclear deal), Iran will be allowed to enriching uranium.” The claim on Saturday by Gerard Araud has since been deleted from his Twitter account.

Reminder to our E3 partners in #JCPOA: There is NO prohibition on the enrichment of uranium by Iran under #NPT, JCPOA or UNSCR 2231.
Neither now, nor in 2025 or beyond.
Might be useful for European partners to actually read the document they signed on to, and pledged to defend.

— Javad Zarif (@JZarif) April 15, 2019

Under the 2015 agreement, Iran can only enrich uranium to 3.67 percent – far below the roughly 90-percent level needed for nuclear weapons. “Might be useful for European partners to actually read the document they signed on to and pledged to defenRead More – Source

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