Houthi leader calls on Iran to maintain uranium enrichment

In his message on Twitter, Mohammad Ali Al-Houthi emphasized that it would be a mistake if Iran stops uranium enrichment before all parties return to the 2015 nuclear deal.

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Mohammad Ali Al-Houthi, the leader of the Iranian-backed Houthi group in Yemen, warned Iran not to stop enriching uranium before the related parties return to the 2015 nuclear deal. Sharing a message on Twitter, Ali Al-Houthi wrote that “If Iran accepts to stop uranium enrichment before other parties implement the agreement completely, it would repeat the mistake of the previous agreement, which was not implemented despite the guarantees.”

The Houthi leader also highlighted the importance of implementing the agreement by giving reference to the Stockholm Agreement, signed in December 2018, that the group blamed signatory parties, namely the United States and its allies in his own expression, for refusing to implement the agreement.

The United States unilaterally withdrew from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) signed with Iran in 2015, under Donald Trump’s presidency, and reimposed sanctions. In response, Iran stopped abiding by the provisions of the agreement.

Recently, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) reported that Iran has restarted uranium enrichment in one of its underground facilities located in Natanz.

Austria’s capital, Vienna, will host a series of meetings which would start on Tuesday, to revive the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and other powers. During this meeting, indirect talks are expected to be held between the United States and Iran. However, the latter clearly refused to be involved in any talks with the US in the anticipated meeting.

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