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US and EU Rebuke Iran for Planning to Resume Uranium Enrichment
In a joint statement issued in Ireland, US and European leaders rebuked Iran for deciding to end its suspension of uranium enrichment activity, but they stopped short of threatening Iran with any new action. In a joint US-EU statement issued after President Bush’s talks in Ireland with European leaders, Iran was rebuked for deciding to end its suspension of uranium enrichment activity, but they stopped short of threatening Iran with any new action.
The United States and the European Union expressed united determination to see the proliferation implications of Iran’s nuclear program resolved,” the statement said. “In this connection, the U.S. and EU were disturbed by Iran’s recent announcement of its intention to resume manufacturing and assembly of centrifuges and called on Iran to rethink its decision,” it added.
"I hope Iran will go back to the full suspension they have committed themselves to,” head of the UN International Atomic Energy Agency Mohamed ElBaradei said, echoing the US and EU concerns.
Britain, France and Germany said on Friday that they would respond collectively to Iran’s decision to resume uranium enrichment.
Iran’s nuclear chief negotiator Hassan Rowhani announced on Thursday that Iran planned to end its voluntary suspension of uranium enrichment activity, in a measure designed to rebuff last week’s resolution approved by the IAEA board of governors.