Q: The minister said this week that the time needed for Iran to produce enough enriched uranium to make an atomic weapon continues to grow shorter. The goal of the E3 in January after the triggering of the dispute resolution mechanism was to bring Iran back into the nuclear agreement. Do you see any progress in your efforts or do you foresee ratcheting up the pressure on Iran to return to its commitments?
A: We remain fully committed to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (PAGC - JCPoA), which is essential to global non-proliferation architecture and the only way to guarantee the exclusively peaceful nature of the Iranian nuclear program.
Iran continues to take measures that are contrary to its commitments, particularly with regard to the stockpiling of low-enriched uranium and R&D.
That is why we and our E3 partners triggered the JCPoA’s dispute resolution mechanism on January 14 to create room for dialogue within the framework of the agreement in order to find a solution that would make it possible to preserve that agreement.
Discussions got under way and the dispute examination period was extended with the participants’ agreement. Dialogue is ongoing to obtain Iran’s prompt agreement to once again fully abide by its commitments.