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Iran: Nuclear Power

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN 38628, tabled on 18 July 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment her Department has made of the effectiveness of the Iran nuclear deal.

Answered on

25 July 2022

Iran has been non-compliant with its nuclear commitments since 2019. Iran's nuclear programme has never been more advanced than it is today. Iran's escalation of its nuclear activities is threatening regional and international peace and security and undermining the global non-proliferation system.

We have reached the end of talks in Vienna to restore the nuclear deal. There is a viable deal on the table which would return Iran to compliance with its Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPoA) commitments, and return the US to the deal. The deal would reverse Iran's nuclear escalation, return Iran's nuclear programme to strict JCPoA limits and restore extensive monitoring by the International Atomic Energy Agency. If Iran fails to conclude the deal its nuclear escalation will cause the collapse the JCPoA. In this scenario we would carefully consider all options in partnership with our allies.