Britain, France and Germany have sent a strong warning to Iran after the Iranian Parliament, passed a nuclear law that could spark World War 3 if implemented.
The new law by the Iranian Parliament if implement would expand Tehran’s nuclear programme and limit the monitoring access of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
The three nations in a joint statement to Iran said, “If Iran is serious about preserving a space for diplomacy, it must not implement these steps.”
The warning comes after Iran disclosed to the United Nations’ nuclear watchdog it plans to install three more clusters of advanced IR-2m centrifuges at its underground uranium enrichment plant at Natanz.
The agency wrote, “Iran informed the Agency that the operator of the Fuel Enrichment Plant (FEP) at Natanz ‘intends to start the installation of three cascades of IR-2m centrifuge machines’ at FEP.”
They added these were in addition to one of IR-2m machines already used for enrichment there. But under Iran’s nuclear deal with major powers, Tehran can only use first-generation IR-1 centrifuges at the underground plant.
These are also the only machines Iran can accumulate enriched uranium with. But the Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said his country will not agree to renegotiate elements of the international accord limiting its nuclear programme.
He said, “It will never be renegotiated. Period.”
The Minister also admitted Tehran will not agree to any curbs on its missile programme unless Western countries stop their “malign behaviour” in the Middle East.
“As long as they’re not able to out up, they have to shut up,” he added.
U.S. President Trump’s administration, imposed crippling sanctions on Iran after Donald Trump withdrew from the nuclear agreement in 2018, and then, Iran began publicly exceeding enrichment limits set by the agreement arguing it would return to compliance only if the US did the same.
Mr Zarif also said, “The US has been in grave breach of that resolution because the Trump administration has been a rogue regime. Now if President-elect [Joe] Biden wants to continue to be a rogue regime, then he can continue to be asking for negotiations to implement its commitments.
“The United States must stop, the United States must cease its violations of international law. It doesn’t require any negotiations.”
Although Joe Biden has said the US will return to the deal, that will be only when he’s lawfully declared the winner of the U.S. 2020 election as president Trump is currently contesting the election result in court with footage evidence of voting malpractice in Georgia and other places.
Mr Biden disclosed to the New York Times that if Iran returned to compliance, the U.S. would rejoin and he would seek to tighten Tehran’s nuclear constraints.
Mr Zarif slammed Biden’s projection, saying they’ll not renegotiate a deal which they have already negotiated, “Last year, the West sold to the Persian Gulf more weapons than it sold to any other part of the world.
“Over $100billion worth of weapons were sold to this region. Is the West ready to stop this malign behaviour? When they are ready to deal with those problems of their own malign behaviour in the region… then they can start talking about other things.”