Britain, France, and Germany have expressed concern about Iran's recent steps to enrich uranium to 60%.
The governments of France, Germany, and the UK (E3) note with grave concern Iran’s announcement that it will begin enriching uranium to 60% using advanced centrifuges, as reported by Iran to the IAEA on April 13, the three countries said in a joint statement.
This is a major development because the production of highly enriched uranium represents an important step in the production of nuclear weapons. Iran has no real civilian need for enrichment at this level, they said.
Iran's statements are particularly regrettable given that they were made at a time when all JCPOA members and the United States began substantive discussions to find a swift diplomatic solution to revitalize and re-establish the JCPOA. Iran's dangerous reporting runs counter to the constructive spirit and integrity of these discussions.