In a joint statement from the foreign ministers of those three countries and the High Community Representative, the signatories said they felt "deeply concerned" about the installation of advanced centrifuges at the Natanz plant in Iran. This was shown, they indicated, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in its report last day 8.

For France, the United Kingdom, Germany and the Commission, there is "a risk" that the treaty adopted in 2015 will be broken "under pressure from sanctions imposed by the United States since May 2018 and following Iran's decision not to adopt some of the essential provisions of the agreement. "

Need for diplomatic efforts

The four signatories are convinced of the need to face "diplomatic efforts" to ease the situation and resume dialogue. Paris, London, Berlin and Brussels reiterated their support for the 2015 agreement, while calling on Iran not to continue with nuclear activities contrary to it.

"We appeal to Iran to cooperate with the IAEA in all relevant matters, including issues related to its generalized guarantee agreement," they said. At the time they showed their support for the IAEA and their "confidence in the impartial and independent way to follow and verify Iran's nuclear commitments."

The president of the United States, Donald Trump, was the first to leave that agreement when he considered it insufficient, which has caused Tehran's reaction. During the last G7 summit in Biarritz, at the end of last August, French President Emmanuel Macron multiplied diplomatic efforts to restore dialogue between Washington and Tehran.

jov (efe, tagesschau)