Germany, France and the UK released a joint statement on Saturday expressing “serious doubts” about Iran’s intention to reach a nuclear deal after 18 months of negotiations.
“Given that Iran has not closed an agreement on the table, we will consult with our international partners on how best to deal with the continued Iranian nuclear escalation,” they pointed out.
In particular, they question the “new changes that have put us at the limit of our flexibility” with regard to Tehran’s partial compliance with the Comprehensive Joint Action Plan (PIAC) of 2015.
“Unfortunately, Iran chooses not to take advantage of this critical diplomatic opportunity. Instead, Iran continues to escalate its nuclear program far beyond what can be justified for civilian purposes,” the statement said.
In response, the spokesman for the Iranian Foreign Ministry, Nasser Kanaani, criticized the “lack of a constructive spirit” in this joint document, which he considers “the opposite of a gesture of goodwill.”
On the other hand, Kanaani has proposed that these countries “play a more active role” to resolve the remaining fringes to achieve a sane “instead of destroying the diplomatic trend.”
Thus, he has compared this position with that of the “Zionist regime” in Israel to “ruin the negotiations” and has warned of the “consequences”.
Source: Europa Press