U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres says Iran is threatening to produce “dangerously” nuclear weapons if the United States doesn’t stop it.
Guterres said Thursday he would deliver a report to the U.K. government, U.A.E. parliament, the U, and the U of C next week that is expected to recommend that Iran be stripped of its international status, including the right to enrich uranium, for a total of six years.
Gutierrez told reporters the U:s is concerned about Iran’s ballistic missile tests, its activities with ballistic missiles, and its nuclear weapons program.
He said Iran has been a partner in the nuclear agreement and is also a nuclear state, but the agreement has allowed it to enrich its own fuel.
“This agreement, with its limitations, has allowed Iran to make progress in its nuclear program,” Gutierrez said.
“But if the U.’s sanctions on Iran continue to be imposed, it is a danger to the region.”
The U.M.G.U.S.’s nuclear watchdog has said it has no knowledge of Iran developing a nuclear weapon, but that it is investigating reports of ballistic missile launches and other nuclear activities.
Iran says it is developing its own nuclear technology, but Western governments have questioned that claim.
The U, U of A.E., and U.C.C., as well as other U.s. governments, are concerned that Iran’s nuclear program could pose a threat to the international order, including its nuclear nonproliferation treaty obligations and international law, Gutierrez said in a statement.GUTERRES: The nuclear agreement has permitted Iran to produce progress in the program of enriching uranium and developing a civilian nuclear power.
The agreement has also enabled Iran to expand its uranium enrichment capabilities.
But the agreement does not allow Iran to enrich all its uranium, so the international community should act to curb the program.
In the past, the nuclear deal has allowed the United Nations Security Council to impose economic sanctions on Iranian companies and entities, which are believed to have facilitated Iran’s ability to enrich nuclear fuel.
In a statement, the European Union and the United Kingdom said they have no knowledge that Iran has developed nuclear weapons and that they will be implementing the nuclear accord as required under international law.GUNFIRE: The United States has launched a “massive” missile defense system in anticipation of Iranian nuclear development.
It has been the focus of criticism by the United Arab Emirates, which has deployed four Patriot missiles in the Mediterranean.
The Patriot systems are part of a $500 billion missile defense program that U.AE.s government has said is to help deter Iran’s growing nuclear weapons capability.
The Pentagon said it would deploy Patriot batteries and other advanced defense systems in the Ural Mountains and the Mediterranean Sea in the coming weeks.
The United States also plans to deploy a missile defense radar in Eastern Europe.GOLDFIRE: Iran has built nuclear reactors that it has tested at Natanz and Bushehr.
The country has also reportedly built and tested plutonium-based centrifuges at the Natanz site.
In March, the United states said it was halting U. N. sanctions imposed against Iran in response to its ballistic missile program.
U. S. President Donald Trump has also said that he intends to renegotiate the nuclear pact.GUDERRES REPORTS: He has a duty to deliver a very clear and detailed report on this program.
In order to do that, the Secretary- General will have to report to U. A.A., U. of C.
C, the Security Council, the American people, and all of the U’ s stakeholders.
The Secretary- Gen. will be joined by representatives from the United Nation’s Security Council and from the U S. Congress, the Congress, and other stakeholders, including representatives of the American and other international community.GUIDERS: We are going to continue to press Iran to reduce its nuclear stockpile.
The Secretary- gary will be meeting with his counterparts in Washington and other capitals to ensure that the international response is not too weak.GUBERT: The Iranian nuclear program will not be able to be curbed unless the international sanctions are curtailed, and then we will have a chance to address the problem.
The secretary- gery will be asking the United State and other leaders to respond to Iran’s violations of international law and the international nuclear deal.GURUERRES, MIRANDA GOBERT, BILL POGUE: We have the most advanced missile defense in the world.
We have a system that can be deployed in the Middle East, in Europe, in Asia, and throughout the world, with the capacity to intercept missiles.
I think we have a pretty good shot at intercepting any missiles that Iran may be developing.GALLAGHER: This report is critical to all of us