Russia, France urge Iran ‘restraint’ after new nuclear breach

PARIS (HRNW) – Russia and France on Thursday urged Iran to show restraint after it started producing uranium metal in a new breach of limits laid out in Tehran s nuclear deal with world powers.

The UN s nuclear watchdog in Vienna reported that Iran has started producing uranium metal in defiance of the landmark 2015 accord, which former US president Donald Trump backed out of in 2018.

The move came as Iran warned that time was running out for President Joe Biden s administration to save the agreement from collapse.

Iran s ally Russia expressed sympathy for Tehran s position, while nonetheless urging against provocations.

“We understand the logic of their actions and the reasons prompting Iran. Despite this it is necessary to show restraint and a responsible approach,” Russia s deputy foreign minister Sergei Ryabkov told state news agency RIA Novosti.

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