The leaders of France, Germany and the U.K. on Sunday (Jan 12) jointly called on Iran to return to full compliance with its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers and to refrain from further violence.
In a statement issued by the office of French President Emmanuel Macron, they also said they “remain committed” to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). “We urge Iran to reverse all measures inconsistent with the agreement and to return to full compliance,” they said.
The statement came after reports that Iran is restarting uranium enrichment activities. “We call on Iran to refrain from further violent action or proliferation, and we remain ready to engage with Iran on this agenda in order to preserve the stability of the region,” they added.
Tensions between Iran and United States are running High Since Jan 3, when Iran’s Top Quds commander Qasem Soleimani killed in US airstrike. In response to Soleimani’s death, Iran also attacked two US military bases in Iraq with dozens of missiles and claimed the killing of 80 US nationals. But on very next day, US President Donald Trump denied the Iran’s claims of any damage to US terrorists.
The Iran nuclear accord, also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), was signed in 2015 between Iran and Russia, China, France, the U.K. and the U.S. plus Germany. Tensions had been rising between the U.S. and Iran since May 2018, when Washington unilaterally withdrew from the landmark deal.
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