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France urges caution as Iran set to boost enrichment

France urges caution as Iran set to boost enrichment

Paris - France would study the Iranian announcement with its partners and the UN atomic agency.



By AFP, Reuters

Published: Thu 5 Sep 2019, 11:54 PM

Last updated: Fri 6 Sep 2019, 1:59 AM

France's foreign ministry on Thursday called on Iran to refrain from any concrete action that does not comply with its 2015 nuclear deal obligations after Tehran said it would develop centrifuges for faster uranium enrichment.
"Iran must refrain from any concrete action that is not in line with its commitments and that may hinder de-escalation efforts," Foreign ministry spokeswoman Agnes von der Muhll told reporters in a daily online briefing.
She added that Paris would study the Iranian announcement with its partners and the UN atomic agency.
Meanwhile, Iran is set to detail its latest cut to commitments under a 2015 nuclear deal on Saturday, in response to US sanctions and perceived inaction by other parties to save the accord.
Iran's atomic energy organisation spokesman Behrouz Kamalvandi will hold a news conference to detail Tehran's third round of cuts in its nuclear commitments since May, the semi-official Isna news agency reported on Thursday.
Iran and three European countries - Britain, France and Germany - have been engaged in talks to reduce tensions and rescue the multi-party deal, which has been unravelling since the US withdrew in May last year.


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