(Persia Digest) – Following the expiry today of its 60-day deadline given to the EU to comply with its commitments under the 2105 JCPOA nuclear deal, Iran has taken its second round of remedial steps under section 36 of the deal to enrich uranium above the 3.67 percent limit.
In response, the EU foreign policy chief has said a JCPOA joint commission may be called to convene.
Federica Mogherini expressed concern over Iran reducing its commitments under the nuclear deal and said this would weaken the JCPOA. She asked for Iran to return to its commitments.
Earlier, the French president’s office condemned Iran’s step to increase uranium enrichment levels and called it an abrogation of the JCPOA. Nevertheless, the statement issued by Élysée Palace points out that the trigger mechanism will not be initiated against Iran’s latest step.
Israeli PM, Benjamin Netanyahu, on the other hand called Iran’s uranium enrichment level very dangerous and asked Germany, France, and the UK for the automatic return of sanctions on Iran.
The Russian representative at the IAEA also said that Russia understands Iran’s recent measures taken under the JCPOA.
Mikhail Ulyanov said we encourage Iran not to make decisions which will complicate the situation further.