Iran is again enriching uranium. This has now been confirmed by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). Tehran had previously announced this himself. Thus, the Islamic Republic has again broken an agreement of the Vienna Convention of 2015.
According to the latest Iran report from the IAEA, the country currently stores almost twice as much enriched uranium as the agreement allows. In addition, Iran has prepared a new facility for testing enrichment centrifuges – another violation of the nuclear agreement.
Iran has for some time been demonstratively violating the key requirements of the Iranian nuclear bomb prevention agreement. The government in Tehran justifies the steps by promising to lift its nuclear program by lifting economic isolation, but that is not possible because of US sanctions.
The USA had unilaterally withdrawn from the nuclear agreement in early May 2018. The remaining contractors, Germany, France, Great Britain, Russia and China, had repeatedly stressed that they wanted to stick to the agreement.
Foreign Minister Heiko Maas (SPD) threatened Iran with the start of a procedure that could lead to the reintroduction of European economic sanctions. Maas wanted to meet in the afternoon in Paris with his French and British colleagues to discuss the next steps