Russia, US, France criticise Iran's nuclear 'escalation'

Iran's move to escalate uranium enrichment is unjustified, according to a joint U.S.-Russian-French letter obtained by Reuters.

Russia, US, France criticise Iran's nuclear 'escalation'

Iran's move to escalate uranium enrichment is unjustified because a draft nuclear deal it has snubbed lists guarantees for Tehran's benefit, according to a joint U.S.-Russian-French letter obtained by Reuters on Tuesday.

The letter to U.N. nuclear watchdog IAEA was a response to Iran's launch last week of higher-grade enrichment -- raising suspicions of a quest for atomic bomb capability -- on grounds that world powers were imposing unpalatable terms for the deal.

"(This) is wholly unjustified ... If Iran goes forward with this escalation, it would raise new concerns about Iran's nuclear intentions," the letter said. It said the plan for Iran to swap enriched uranium for nuclear medicine fuel had legal assurances it would be fulfilled.

Reuters

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