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World Nuclear: Iran warns the United States against "sabotage" and "sanctions"

13:15  13 april  2021
13:15  13 april  2021 Source:   rfi.fr

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Le ministre iranien des Affaires étrangères Mohammad Javad Zarif et son homologue russe Sergueï Lavrov, le 13 avril 2021 à Téhéran © Handout The Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his counterpart Russian Sergei Lavrov, April 13, 2021 in Tehran

the Iranian Foreign Minister warned the United States on Tuesday that they would not get any advantage in nuclear discussions through "sabotage acts" or "sanctions".

"We have no problem coming back to our commitments (...) But Americans must know that neither sanctions nor sabotage will provide them with a bargaining instrument and that these actions will only complicate the situation For them, "said Mohammad Javad Zarif.

Photo satellite fournie par Maxar Technologies le 28 janvier 2020 montrant le centre nucléaire de Natanz dans le centre de l'Iran © - satellite photo provided by Maxar Technologies on January 28, 2020 showing the Natanz nuclear center in the center of Iran

the head of Iranian diplomacy held these words in the presence of his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, during 'A press brief in Tehran.

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Videographie sur le processus d'enrichissement de l'uranium. © Stéphane Koguc Videos on the process of enrichment of uranium.

the day before, Tehran had accused Israel for having sabotaged Sunday its Natanz uranium enrichment plant, in the center Iran, while discussions are underway to Vienna to try to save the international agreement on the international agreement. nuclear in the Austrian capital in 2015.

"What they did in Natanz, they thought that would be at the disadvantage of Iran (...), I assure you that in the near future, Natanz will pass More advanced centrifuges, "said Zarif.

"The Israelis, if they thought they could stop Iran's efforts to raise the sanctions against the Iranian people, have made a very bad bet," he added.

The Vienna discussions bring together the States still parties to the Iranian Nuclear Agreement (Germany, China, France, United Kingdom, Iran and Russia), under the aegis of the European Union. Washington is associated with but without direct contact with the Iranians.

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Localisation des sites nucléaires, réacteurs et mines d'uranium en Iran, dont l'usine d'enrichissement d'uranium de Natanz © Gal Roma Location of nuclear, reactors and uranium mines in Iran, whose uranium enrichment plant of Natanz

The United States, under the chairmanship of Donald Trump, denounced unilaterally in 2018 Vienna Agreement, restoring American sanctions that had been lifted under this Covenant.

In response, Iran has been freed since 2019 from most of the key commitments limiting its nuclear activities that it had taken in Vienna. Joe Biden, who succeeded Mr. Trump in January, reported his intention to reintegrate the agreement.

But so far, Tehran and Washington send the ball: Iran requires that Washington raises its sanctions to come back to the full respect of its commitments when the United States first require the return of the Iran under the agreement to lift their punitive measures.

The United States and Israel are the first two official enemies of the Islamic Republic.

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