France Says Iran Building Nuclear Capacity, Urges Nuclear Deal Rivival

The statement comes a month after news that Iran has been accelerating its breaches of the historic nuclear deal, pressing ahead with its plans to enrich uranium to 20 percent fissile strength at its Fordow underground nuclear plant.

France Says Iran Building Nuclear Capacity, Urges Nuclear Deal Rivival
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The French Foreign Minister said on Saturday that Iran is building up its nuclear weapons capability and Washington and Tehran must return to the 2015’s landmark Iran Nuclear Deal.

The statement comes a month after news that Iran has been accelerating its breaches of the historic nuclear deal, pressing ahead with its plans to enrich uranium to 20 percent fissile strength at its Fordow underground nuclear plant. Experts suggest that it is the number Tehran achieved ahead, striking a deal with world powers to contain the nation’s ambitious nuclear ambitions.

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Since President Donald Trump withdrew Washington from the nuclear deal, the Islamic Republic’s nuclear breaches have increased. Besides that, the incumbent imposed several economic sanctions on firms and individuals linked to the regime’s nuclear program. Experts suggest that these sanctions may complicate President-elect Joe Biden’s plan to rejoin the pact.

The main aim of the agreement was to extend the time for Tehran to produce enough fissile material to develop a nuclear bomb and lifted international sanctions on Iran. Meanwhile, the EU’s diplomats have maintained that the Iranian regime continues breaches of the pact have already reduced to well below a year. On the other hand, Tehran has categorically denied the weaponization of its nuclear program.

But many experts think that with Iran’s presidential elections just months away, there is a chance for Tehran and Washington to rejoin the pact. Biden has maintained that if Iran remains complacent to the nuclear deal, he would be willing to return Washington to the nuclear pact. But Tehran has maintained the US must lift the sanctions before it reverses its breaches of the agreement.

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