Iran nuclear deal in jeopardy after latest enrichment breach, Iran Says It Is Raising Uranium Enrichment In Breach Of Nuclear Deal. Iran announced on Sunday it is raising the purity of its enriched uranium beyond limits of the 2015 landmark nuclear deal, in response to U.S. withdrawal from the tension-defusing agreement and a slew of sanctions.
President Trump withdrew the United States from the accord last year and in May dealt a crippling blow to Iran’s economy by implementing sanctions intended to cut off its oil sales anywhere in the world. Britain calls on Iran to abide by nuclear deal.
Britain's Press Association quoted a ministry spokesman saying: "While the UK remains fully committed to the deal, Iran must immediately stop and reverse all activities inconsistent with its obligations." The spokesman said Britain is coordinating with other countries that are part of the accord "regarding the next steps under the terms of the deal, including a joint commission."
On the anniversary of the US withdrawal, Iran gave a 60-day deadline to the remaining signatories of the deal China, France, Germany, Russia and the UK - to protect it from US sanctions. Tehran defiant in face of condemnation by European signatories to joint comprehensive plan of action.
The French president, Emmanuel Macron, condemned the Iranian announcement, saying the decision was a “violation” of the agreement. The French government will not trigger the deal’s dispute resolution mechanism for now, instead giving itself a week to try to get all parties talking again.
Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif sent a letter to the European Union's foreign representative Federica Mogherini to inform her Iran would no longer adhere to the deal's commitments, according to the country's Deputy Foreign Minister Seyed Abbas Araghchi.