French Foreign Ministry: Iran remains within JCPOA framework
French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said that Iran's statement that it could increase its uranium enrichment capacity if a nuclear deal falls apart risks moving close to the "red line."
"I think this initiative is not welcome, it shows irritation [of Tehran]. It’s always dangerous to flirt with the red line. But, as for now, the initiative that has been undertaken to increase capacities on uranium enrichment remains fully within the bounds of the Vienna agreement," he said.
"What was announced yesterday remains fully within the framework of the agreement," Le Drian told the Europe 1 broadcaster.
"The US initiatives on this issue are illegal from the point of view of international law, they are unacceptable to the allies," Sputnik cited Le Drian as saying.
In addition, the French minister added that plans to save the nuclear agreement remain unchanged.