EU expresses worry about Iran's nuclear enrichment announcement

TEHRAN, Nov. 05 (MNA) – European Union is 'concerned' by Iran nuclear enrichment announcement, which includes injecting uranium gas into 1,044 centrifuges, in the latest step away from its nuclear deal, JCPOA.

As AFP twitted, the concern is expressed after that Iran’s president announced on Tuesday that Tehran will begin injecting uranium gas into 1,044 centrifuges in the latest step away from its nuclear deal with world powers since the US president withdrew from the accord over a year ago.

“We will take the fourth step in reducing commitments to the JCPOA (tomorrow) and I will declare the directives to the Atomic Energy Organization today,” said President Rouhani.

“The fourth step includes reducing commitments regarding the Fordow enrichment facility,” Rouhani said.

“Under the JCPOA, we were inquired to have up to 1,044 centrifuges at Fordow, which were supposed to remain without gas. Starting tomorrow, we will start injecting gas into the centrifuges at Fordow as part of the fourth JCPOA step,” the president added.

“To all the remaining sides to the JCPOA and other friendly countries, I’d like to state in advance that our new measures will be taken under the supervision of the International Atomic Energy Agency,” said Rouhani.

“Also, all measures in the fourth step are reversible just like in the previous steps; that is, the moment the other sides to the agreement begin to live up to their commitments, we will resume our own suspended commitments as well,” he added.

“Some countries made efforts to reach positive results before the fourth deadline ran out, but we have no other choice but to take the fourth step starting tomorrow,” Rouhani said.

He went on to stress, however, that “there is time for negotiations for the next two months. If we reached a proper solution for the removal of sanctions on our export of oil and metal, if we could easily use our money in trade transactions, then we would be fully ready to return to the previous conditions [regarding the level of our JCPOA commitments.”

MNA/PR

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