France, Britain and Germany “regret” the end of the United States of Iran’s nuclear renunciation

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FILE PHOTO: European Union flags fly in front of the headquarters of the European Commission in Brussels, Belgium, on February 19, 2020. REUTERS / Yves Herman

PARIS (Reuters) – France, Germany and Britain on Saturday criticized the United States’ decision to end sanctions waivers authorizing work on Iranian nuclear sites to prevent the development of weapons.

“We deeply regret the US decision to end the three waivers,” said the three European countries in a joint statement.

“These projects, approved by United Nations Security Council Resolution 2231, serve the interests of all non-proliferation and provide the international community with assurances of the exclusively peaceful and secure nature of Iranian nuclear activities.”

These waivers have enabled Russian, Chinese and European companies to work on the conversion of Iran’s Arak heavy water reactor, the supply of enriched uranium for a Tehran research reactor, and the transfer of used fuel to Iran. ‘foreign.

Report by Laurence Frost and John Irish; Editing by Mark Heinrich

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