July 1, 2019 / 3:05 PM / 4 months ago

Hunt worried by Iran's breach of nuclear deal

FILE PHOTO: Britain's Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt is seen outside Downing Street, as uncertainty over Brexit continues, in London, Britain, June 12, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah Mckay

LONDON (Reuters) - British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said he was “deeply worried” after Iran said it had amassed more low-enriched uranium than permitted under its 2015 agreement with major powers, but said that Britain still backed the deal.

“Deeply worried by Iran’s announcement that it has broken existing nuclear deal obligations. UK remains committed to making deal work and using all diplomatic tools to de-escalate regional tensions,” Hunt said in a tweet after Iran’s announcement.

“I urge Iran to avoid any further steps away from JCPoA (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action) and come back into compliance.”

Reporting by Alistair Smout; editing by Michael Holden

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