Tehran, Iran (CNN) — The French Foreign Ministry condemned Tuesday the Iranian government’s announcement that it was installing a new generation of centrifuges in its nuclear facilities, describing it as “a new wave of provocation” that flouts United Nations resolutions.
“This is yet another violation of the six Security Council resolutions and the 10 IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency) Board of Governors resolutions,” the ministry said in a statement. “On top of the announcements that it plans to triple the production of uranium enriched to 20%, it clearly confirms the suspicions of the IAEA and the international community regarding the purpose of a program without any credible civilian objective.”
The French Foreign Ministry called on Tehran to “suspend its sensitive activities.”
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