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European powers voice 'grave concern' over Iran's uranium enrichment plan

Following the alleged Israeli attack on Iran's Natanz nuclear facility, Tehran has announced it will enrich uranium to 60% purity.
Britain's Foreign Secretary and First Secretary of State Dominic Raab (R) walks from the Foreign Office toward 10 Downing Street in central London on Jan. 6, 2020. The leaders of Germany, France and Britain on Sunday urged Iran to drop measures that go against the 2015 nuclear deal after Tehran announced it would no longer abide by a limit on enrichment.

The United Kingdom, France and Germany expressed their “grave concern” in a statement over Iran’s plan to ramp up uranium enrichment, a move the European powers warned would undermine the fragile diplomatic process as the Joe Biden administration seeks to revive the nuclear agreement.

“This is a serious development since the production of highly enriched uranium constitutes an important step in the production of a nuclear weapon,” the European statement said. “Iran has no credible civilian need for enrichment at this level.”

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