Iran is in the process of building up its nuclear weapons capacity and it is urgent that Tehran and Washington return to a 2015 nuclear agreement, France’s Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian has said.
- President Donald Trump withdrew the US from the Iranian nuclear deal in 2018
- Tehran has increasingly stepped up its violations of the conditions of the agreement
- France says it is urgent to bring the deal back into force before Iran’s June elections
Iran has been accelerating its breaches of the nuclear deal and earlier this month started pressing ahead with plans to enrich uranium to 20 per cent fissile strength at its underground Fordow nuclear plant.
That is the level Tehran achieved before striking the deal with world powers to…