Iran should not be allowed to develop a nuclear weapon, says British FM

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The foreign ministers of Britain, France and Germany Dominic Raab, Jean-Yves Le Drian and Heiko Maas meet on Thursday. (@DominicRaab)
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The foreign ministers of Britain, France and Germany Dominic Raab, Jean-Yves Le Drian and Heiko Maas meet on Thursday. (@DominicRaab)
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Updated 10 September 2020

Iran should not be allowed to develop a nuclear weapon, says British FM

  • Iran “must comply with its nuclear commitments and preserve the JCPOA,” Raab said
  • Raab made the comments after meeting with the foreign ministers of fellow E3 countries France and Germany

LONDON: Iran must never develop a nuclear weapon, the UK's foreign secretary said on Thursday.

The Islamic Republic “must comply with its nuclear commitments and preserve the JCPOA,” Dominic Raab said, referring to the 2015 nuclear deal agreed between Iran, US and European powers.

Raab made the comments after meeting with the foreign ministers of fellow E3 countries France and Germany. 

The meeting came ahead of Sep. 20, the date that US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that sanctions on Iran will snap back following the US' departure from the JCPOA deal.


UAE condemns killing of Iranian scientist, calls on all parties to exercise self-restraint

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UAE condemns killing of Iranian scientist, calls on all parties to exercise self-restraint

  • Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was killed in an ambush near Tehran on Friday
  • He has been described by Western intelligence services as the leader of a covert atomic bomb programme

LONDON: The UAE condemned the killing of Iranian scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh and called on all parties to exercise self-restraint on Sunday, Emirates News Agency reported. 

“The region is experiencing a period of instability, and security challenges push us to all to avoid actions that would lead to an escalation,” the news agency quoted the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation as saying. 

Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was killed in an ambush near Tehran on Friday.

He has been described by Western and Israeli intelligence services for years as the leader of a covert atomic bomb programme halted in 2003, which Israel and the United States accuse Tehran of trying to restore in secret.