Britain says 'deeply concerned' by Iran's 20% uranium enrichment

FILE PHOTO: A general view of the United Nations complex, the Vienna International Centre, in Vienna, Austria, December 16, 2020. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain said it was “deeply concerned” by Iran’s commencement of 20% uranium enrichment on Jan. 4, in a joint statement with France and Germany.

“We strongly urge Iran to stop enriching uranium to up to 20% without delay,” the countries said on Wednesday.

Iran resumed 20% uranium enrichment at an underground nuclear facility, the government said on Monday, breaching a 2015 nuclear pact with major powers.

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