US, France, Germany and UK call on Iran to de-escalate nuclear program (Jerusalem Post)

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    US, France, Germany and UK call on Iran to de-escalate nuclear program – By Reuter (Jerusalem Post) / Dec 28, 2023

    “The production of high-enriched uranium by Iran has no credible civilian justification,” the statement by the allies said.

    France, Germany, Britain, and the United States on Thursday condemned an increase by Iran in the production rate of highly enriched uranium of up to 60% purity, close to the level used for nuclear weapons fuel.

    In a joint statement, the allies made no mention of any consequences Iran could face for the production hike but called for its reversal and said they remained “committed to a diplomatic solution” of the feud over Tehran’s nuclear program

    Attempting to find a solution
    “The production of high-enriched uranium by Iran has no credible civilian justification,” the statement said. “These decisions … represent reckless behavior in a tense regional context.”

    Since the start of Israel’s offensive against Gaza’s ruling Hamas militants, Iran-backed proxies have increased their attacks on shipping in the Red Sea and on US troops in Iraq and Syria, sharply increasing tensions in the region.

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