The British government said Tuesday it was profoundly concerned over reports that Iran had broken seals at its nuclear research facilities, a move that could worsen a diplomatic impasse over the country's nuclear program.
Foreign Secretary Jack Straw said Tehran was again in breach of resolutions passed by the UN's nuclear watchdog and said steps to restart uranium enrichment could not be justified.
"We are profoundly concerned that Iran has decided to restart research and development activities related to uranium enrichment," Straw said in a statement.
"There was no good reason why Iran should have taken this step if its intentions are truly peaceful and it wanted to resolve long standing international concerns," he added.
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