The European Union said on Sunday parties to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal are discussing a possible emergency meeting after the Iranian regime announced that it will overstep the accord’s limit on uranium enrichment.
EU spokeswoman Maja Kocijancic said Sunday that the bloc is “extremely concerned” about the Iranian regime’s decision to ramp up enrichment beyond the 3.67 percent limit. She said the EU has warned the Iranian regime against such moves.
Amid growing tensions in the region, she told The Associated Press that the EU is in contact with other parties to the accord to discuss next steps, “including a joint commission.”
The agreement’s joint commission brings together officials from the participating nations — The Iranian regime, France, Germany, Britain, Russia, China and the EU. The U.S. pulled out of the accord last year.
The commission normally meets once a quarter, and its last regular meeting was in late June.
The Iranian regime said on Sunday it is fully prepared to enrich uranium at any level and with any amount, in further violation of the nuclear deal.
In a news conference broadcast live, senior regime officials said Tehran would keep reducing its commitments every 60 days unless signatories of the pact moved to protect it from U.S. sanctions.
The Iranian regime’s President Hassan Rouhani declared last Wednesday, July 3, that as of July 7 the regime will increase its enrichment of uranium to any amount it wants and will recommence activities at its heavy water reactor in Arak.
Commenting on Rouhani’s announcement, the Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) Mohammad Mohaddessin said: “The events of recent days and Rouhani’s announcement today show clearly that the mullahs’ regime never abandoned its nuclear weapons projects and it is trying to find an opportunity to pursue it once again. As the Iranian Resistance has repeatedly stated, the regime must not be allowed to carry out any uranium enrichment and its nuclear projects must be entirely dismantled.”
Based in part on wire reports