World condemns Iran for boosting uranium enrichment

The international community is denouncing the Iranian regime’s decision to enrich uranium to a level beyond any peaceful need, backing U.S. warnings the move will further isolate Iran’s “outlaw regime.”

Iran announced July 8 that it has begun to enrich uranium beyond limits promised earlier.

Image of globe with quotes from different countries about Iran's nuclear enrichment (State Dept.)
(State Dept.)

Israel said that “Iran has violated its solemn promise under the UN Security Council not to enrich uranium beyond a certain level,” while Germany said, “We strongly urge Iran to stop and reverse all activities.”

The international community’s opposition responds to the regime’s recently announced plans to enrich uranium and stockpile nuclear fuel. The regime also has threatened to continue increasing its uranium enrichment, casting doubt on past pledges that its program is for peaceful purposes.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said these violations will only further isolate Iran’s leadership, and he urged other nations to hold the regime accountable.

“Nations should restore the longstanding standard of no enrichment for Iran’s nuclear program,” he said. “Iran’s regime, armed with nuclear weapons, would pose an even greater danger to the world.”