France, Germany Urge Iran To Return Speedily To Nuclear Deal Talks

France, Germany Urge Iran To Return Speedily To Nuclear Deal Talks

Andrew H. Sweet

Last month, France, Germany, and Britain voiced grave concern about reports from the U.N. nuclear watchdog confirming Iran has produced uranium metal-enriched up to 20% fissile purity for the first time and lifted the production capacity of uranium enriched to 60%.

In June, the sixth round of indirect talks between Tehran and Washington was adjourned after hardliner Ebrahim Raisi was elected Iran's president. Raisi took office on August 5.

Two senior Iranian officials told Reuters in July Raisi planned to adopt "a harder line" in the talks.

Germany earlier also raised pressure on Tehran, asking it to resume talks "as soon as possible."

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