Iran says it will take ‘stronger step’ away from nuclear deal if Europe doesn’t act
Iran on Monday warned that it is ready to take a “stronger step” away from its commitments under the 2015 Iran nuclear deal if the European signatories to the agreement don’t “show enough determination” to salvage the agreement that was abandoned by the US last year.
The Iran has already exceeded the amount of low-enriched uranium it is allowed to store and has also begun enriching uranium to 4.5%, which is higher than the 3.67% threshold mentioned in the accord. A spokesperson for Iran’s foreign ministry warned that a “third step has been designed and will be stronger than the first and second steps to create balance between Iran’s rights and commitments” to the agreement. Iran previously hinted that the a third step would be enriching uranium to 20% or higher.
Europe has been working on a payment system that will allow for indirect trade between Iranian firms and companies from other countries in a way that circumvents US sanctions on Iran. However, the Iranian regime is not satisfied with these efforts.