Nov 08, 2019 11:04 Asia/Tehran [Updated: Dec 09, 2019 14:09 Asia/Tehran]
  • Iran ambassador to the UK, Hamid Baeidinejad
    Iran ambassador to the UK, Hamid Baeidinejad

A senior Iranian official said Tehran’s decision to increase its nuclear activity for the fourth time this year should act as a “wake-up call” for European signatories of Tehran’s 2015 nuclear accord to resolve the deepening crisis.

Iran Press/Iran News: Iran’s ambassador to the UK, Hamid Baeidinejad said Tehran’s move this week to inject uranium gas into centrifuges at its Fordow  plant — a significant escalation of the Islamic Republic’s nuclear activity — was “adopted as a warning to the other sides and the international community that we are at a crisis”. 

He added that Iran would continue to increase its nuclear activity every two months unless it received the economic benefits it was promised when it signed the nuclear deal with the US, France, Germany, the UK, China, and Russia, Iran Press reported.

“We hope this warning would encourage all other parties to implement their commitments,” said Baeidinejad. “Now it depends on the other side — if they don’t take this warning seriously . . . we will be in a very difficult situation.”  

The crisis on Iran nuclear deal known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action ( JCPOA) was triggered when Donald Trump unilaterally withdrew the US from the agreement last year and imposed crippling sanctions on Iran.

The other signatories (France, Germany and the UK) opposed the US president’s action in the word but they didn't remain committed to the deal, in reality.

Baeidinejad dismissed European arguments that it is difficult for them to circumvent the US sanctions. “They have taken commitments that are defined in very clear terms and they should be able to implement those commitments,” he said.

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