European Leaders Call For New Talks To Save Iran Nuclear Deal

European Leaders Call For New Talks To Save Iran Nuclear Deal
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Britain, France and Germany are seeking dispute resolution in response to Iran breaching its … [+] Topline : The leaders of the U.K, France and Germany have triggered a dispute mechanism in the 2015 Iran nuclear deal that could set the stage for new talks with Tehran or the return of tough United Nations sanctions. Iran has been ramping its nuclear program since May and announced earlier this month to scrap limits on centrifuges used to enrich uranium, which fuels civilian nuclear reactors and weapons. Tehran says its action were in response to President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the deal in 2018 and reimpose U.S. sanctions that have forced Iran’s economy into recession. The U.K., France and Germany have rejected Iran’s claims. On Tuesday, the three European nations, who have continuously sought to preserve the landmark Obama-era deal clearly had enough. On Tuesday, Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson told the BBC that he wanted to work with the U.S. and other signatories to replace the deal in its current form, with a “Trump deal” i.e. one that the U.S. would sign up to. Trump has previously called the 2015 agreement the worst “ever negotiated” and has tried to force Iran’s hand in signing a new, more restrictive one. Key background : The Iran nuclear deal, formally named the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) was agreed in 2015, stipulating that Iran would curb its nuclear program and allow inspections, in return for the lifting of western sanctions. […]

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