E3 TO IAEA BOARD OF GOVERNORS - "IRAN CONTINUES ITS UNPRECEDENTED AND GRAVE NUCLEAR ESCALATION"
"The full range of findings outlined by the Director General’s report are alarming: Iran continues its unprecedented and grave nuclear escalation. There is no credible civilian justification in Iran for these activities, which are completely inconsistent with Iran’s JCPoA commitments."
STOP IRAN NOW - March 10, 2023
On March 8, 2023 the governments of the United Kingdom, France and Germany issued the following statement to the Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency after reviewing the findings outlined by its Director General.
“The full range of findings outlined by the Director General’s report are alarming: Iran continues its unprecedented and grave nuclear escalation. There is no credible civilian justification in Iran for these activities, which are completely inconsistent with Iran’s JCPOA commitments.
The presence of HEU particles of uranium enriched up to 83.7% U-235 at Fordow, as reported by the Agency, is a major escalatory step and is of extremely grave concern, as is the continued accumulation of high enriched uranium.
Iran’s continued nuclear escalation raises further questions about the intent of Iran’s nuclear programme, which is a clear threat to regional and global security.”
The complete speech can be found below.
These governments were foolish to think that the JCPOA would stop Iran from pursuing nuclear weapons. It was clear from the getgo that Iran's intentions were not a peaceful program - but to continue to deceive and stall the international community as it had done so many times before.
These governments have jeopardized the security of the people they purport to represent. Iran continues to vow for their destruction as it continues to plan assassinations and terror attacks on their soil, and, thanks to the JCPOA, produces ballistic missiles within their reach.
We hope these governments have come to see the light and will now take the bold steps necessary to save their countries and the free world from the impending tragedy and disaster.
The only question is what can be done now.
The E-3 has acknowledged flagrant violations of the JCPOA and thus sanctions must be snapped backed immediately.
Europe and the United States must isolate the regime its partners to the fullest extent possible- reimpose Trump's maximum economic pressure campaign - demonstrate that if necessary they are willing to commit to a righteous battle - and state their clear and unequivocal support for the Iranian people and the unity transition government.
Appeasement and expedience are no longer options.
SPEECH OF THE E-3 BEFORE THE IAEA BOARD OF GOVERNORS - MARCH 2023
On behalf of France, Germany and the United Kingdom, I thank Director General Grossi for his latest report contained in GOV/2023/8, and Deputy Director General Aparo for his Technical Briefing.
The E3 thank the Agency for its objective reporting of Iran’s nuclear programme and encourage the Director General to keep the Board informed of all activities, and on developments requiring clarification by Iran. We would like to express our appreciation for the Agency’s professional and impartial work, and in particular, inspections of Iran’s facilities.
We note that following discussions between the Director General and Vice-President Eslami, and that, due to the Director General’s efforts, a Joint Statement was agreed on 4 March where Iran agreed “on a voluntary basis” to “allow the IAEA to implement further appropriate verification and monitoring activities”. We also note that the Director General reported in his report GOV/2023/8 that Iran has agreed to facilitating an increase of the frequency and intensity of Agency verification activities.
We will hold Iran accountable for the prompt and full implementation of such agreed actions, considering the seriousness of the continued and increasingly severe escalation of its nuclear programme. These actions have moved Iran even further away from its 2015 commitments. The Director General reports that: