US, UK, France and Germany express concern over Iran’s “provocative nuclear measures” in G20 statement and call for “full compliance”

In the statement signed by US President Joe Biden, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the G20 conference in Rome, Italy, world leaders warned against “The risks posed to international security by the escalation of Iran’s nuclear program. “

“We have expressed our determination to ensure that Iran can never develop or acquire a nuclear weapon and shared our grave and growing concern that as Iran halted negotiations on a return to the Plan of Action global joint (JCPOA) since June, it has accelerated the pace of provocative nuclear steps ”, the statement said, arguing that Iran has “No credible civilian need” for the manufacture of “Highly enriched uranium”.

The statement praised Biden “Clearly demonstrated commitment to bring the United States back into full compliance with the JCPOA” so much so that “Iran is doing the same” and urged Raisi to think about “Iran’s economic growth” if the country returned to the nuclear deal and sanctions against it were dropped.

“We call on President Raisi to seize this opportunity and resume a good faith effort to conclude our negotiations as a matter of urgency”, the world leaders concluded, warning him “Is the only sure way to avoid a dangerous escalation, which is not in the interest of any country”.

The leaders of the United States, United Kingdom, France and Germany also pledged in the declaration to continue working with Russia, China and the European Union to resolve the issue.

Despite repeated discussions, Iran and the United States have not returned to the Iran nuclear deal – also known as the JCPOA – since former President Donald Trump withdrew the United States in 2018 and imposed new sanctions on Iran.

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Biden has expressed interest in the United States returning to the deal since his inauguration in January, but the two countries have yet to come to an agreement.

This week, Iran said it would resume negotiations by the end of November.

In August, the UK, France and Germany issued a joint statement expressing concern over Iran’s nuclear program.

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