Iran has urged the United Nations’ nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), to avoid publishing details, on Iran’s nuclear program, which may cause confusion.

“It is expected the international atomic energy agency avoid providing unnecessary details and prevent paving the ground for misunderstanding [in the international community]” Iran’s atomic energy department said in the statement.

This development was reported on Iranian state television a day after France, Germany, and the U.K. said that Iran has “no credible civilian use” for its development of uranium metal. Uranium is used in the production of nuclear weapons and fuel.

The Iranians have insisted publicly that they have no intention of producing nuclear weapons. But the statement by Britain, France, and Germany, the E3, dispelled any doubts about Iran’s intended use of uranium.

“The production of uranium metal has potentially grave military implications,” E3’s joint statement said.

“We strongly urge Iran to halt this activity, and return to compliance with its JCPOA commitments without further delay if it is serious about preserving the deal,” the joint statement added.

Under the Obama administration’s Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) signed in 2015 between Iran, the United States, China, Russia, Britain, France, and Germany, the Islamic Republic agreed to a 15-year ban on “producing or acquiring plutonium or uranium metals or their alloys.” 

President Trump withdrew from the deal in 2018 and imposed economic sanctions on Iran.