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UK News Europeans to trigger Iran nuclear deal dispute mechanism

12:10  14 january  2020
12:10  14 january  2020 Source:   reuters.com

France, Britain and Germany censure Iran over nuclear deal breaches

  France, Britain and Germany censure Iran over nuclear deal breaches Actions comes even as British Prime Minister moots new Trump-led nuclear accord with IranThe European powers said they were acting to avoid a crisis over nuclear proliferation adding to an escalating confrontation in the Middle East.

He said the European powers had not indicated whether they would trigger the mechanism , but all parties had urged Iran to return to full compliance to the 2015 accord after several breaches over the last few months.

France's foreign minister suggested on Wednesday that Paris was seriously considering triggering a mechanism within the Iran nuclear deal that could That has prompted Iran to renege step by step from its non-proliferation commitments under the deal . Until now the European powers have opted to

a close up of a red bag: FILE PHOTO: The Iranian flag flutters in front the International Atomic Energy Agency headquarters in Vienna © Reuters/Lisi Niesner FILE PHOTO: The Iranian flag flutters in front the International Atomic Energy Agency headquarters in Vienna

By John Irish and Guy Faulconbridge

PARIS/LONDON (Reuters) - Britain, France and Germany will trigger the dispute resolution mechanism in the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran, two European diplomats said on Tuesday, the biggest step the Europeans have taken in response as Tehran has backed off nuclear commitments.

In one of the strongest calls yet from Europe for a new agreement to replace the 2015 deal that Washington abandoned two years ago, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the way forward was to agree a new "Trump deal".

EU launches Iran nuclear deal dispute action

  EU launches Iran nuclear deal dispute action BRUSSELS (AP) — Britain, France and Germany ratcheted up pressure on Iran Tuesday to cease its violations of a landmark nuclear deal, stressing that they want to resolve differences through talks while starting the clock on a process that could result in a so-called “snapback” of United Nations sanctions. The three countries, which signed the international agreement in 2015 along with the United States, Russia and China, said in a letter to the European Union's foreign policy chief that they had no choice but to trigger the deal's “dispute mechanism,” given Iran's ongoing transgressions.

Iran said Thursday European parties to the 2015 nuclear deal such as France could not trigger a dispute mechanism in the agreement that could lead to UN sanctions being reimposed. French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian raised the possibility Wednesday of invoking the mechanism

PARIS/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Britain, France and Germany will not for the moment trigger a dispute resolution mechanism enshrined in the 2015 Iran nuclear accord that could lead to the reimposition of United Nations sanctions, two European diplomats said. Iran ’s announcement on Monday that it had

Washington's European allies have tried to keep the nuclear agreement from collapsing since President Donald Trump pulled the United States out of it in 2018. Under the agreement, international sanctions against Iran were lifted in return for Tehran agreeing to curbs on its nuclear programme.

But Washington has reimposed sanctions, denying Iran most of the economic benefits. Iran has responded by gradually exceeding many of the limitations it had signed up to in the deal. This month it said it would abandon limits on its production of enriched uranium, a step the Europeans said was likely to force them to respond.

The European diplomats said Britain, France and Germany would notify the European Union later on Tuesday that they were triggering the dispute resolution mechanism.

Iran rejects idea of a new 'Trump deal' in nuclear row

  Iran rejects idea of a new 'Trump deal' in nuclear row Iran rejects idea of a new 'Trump deal' in nuclear rowDUBAI (Reuters) - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani dismissed on Wednesday a proposal for a new "Trump deal" aimed at resolving a nuclear row, saying it was a "strange" offer and criticising U.S. President Donald Trump for always breaking promises.

The remaining parties to the Iran nuclear deal do not see Tehran’s breaches as significant non-compliance, the European Union’s foreign policy chief said on Monday. They have not indicated any intent to trigger the accord’s dispute mechanism , Federica Mogherini added.

France's foreign minister suggested on Wednesday that Paris was seriously considering triggering a mechanism within the Iran nuclear deal that could Until now the European powers have opted to hold back on triggering the mechanism , fearing it could further impede diplomatic efforts, notably by

Under the mechanism outlined in the deal, the EU would then inform the other parties - Russia and China as well as Iran itself. There would then be 15 days to resolve the differences, a deadline which can be extended by consensus.

The process can ultimately lead to a "snapback" - the reimposition of sanctions in place under previous U.N. resolutions.

CREDIBILITY

"At one point we have to show our credibility," said one of the European diplomats. The second diplomat said: "Our intention is not to restore sanctions, but to resolve our differences through the very mechanism that was created in the deal."

Washington's exit from the nuclear pact, and the severe economic distress caused by the U.S. sanctions that followed, have fed one of the biggest escalations in hostility between the United States and Iran since Iran's 1979 Islamic Revolution.

That has accelerated sharply since Jan. 3, when the United States killed the most powerful Iranian military commander, Qassem Soleimani, in a drone strike in Baghdad.

Flaring tensions could kill Iran nuclear deal; to what end?

  Flaring tensions could kill Iran nuclear deal; to what end? BERLIN (AP) — The landmark 2015 deal between Tehran and world powers aimed at preventing Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons has been teetering on the edge of collapse since the United States pulled out unilaterally in 2018. The European Union says it will “spare no effort” to keep the deal alive, but with tensions between the U.S. and Iran escalating into open hostilities it seems increasingly unlikely that will be possible. WHAT HAPPENS IF THEWHAT HAPPENS IF THE NUCLEAR DEAL FAILS?

The remaining parties to the Iran nuclear deal do not see Tehran's breaches as significant and do not intend for now to trigger the pact's dispute She spoke at the end of an European Union foreign ministers meeting after Britain said there was only a “small window” of time to salvage the deal , while

The remaining parties to the Iran nuclear deal do not see Tehran's breaches as significant non-compliance and have not indicated any intent to trigger the accord's dispute mechanism , the European Union's foreign policy chief said on Monday. "For the time being, none of the parties to.

On Jan. 8, Iran accidentally shot down a Ukrainian airliner while its forces were on high alert following strikes on U.S. targets. After days of denials, the Iranian authorities acknowledged responsibility for the crash, and have since faced days of anti-government demonstrations at home.

Trump says his aim in quitting the nuclear deal was to force Iran to sign up to a more stringent pact. Tehran says it will not renegotiate as long as U.S. sanctions are in place.

Britain's Johnson, a conservative who has pitched himself as an ally of Trump who can help bridge the diplomatic gap between the United States and Europe, said he wanted to avoid a military conflict with Iran.

"Let's dial this thing down," he said in an interview with the BBC.

On the deal, he said: "If we're going to get rid of it, let's replace it and let's replace it with the Trump deal... President Trump is a great dealmaker, by his own account. Let's work together to replace the JCPOA and get the Trump deal instead."

(Writing by Peter Graff, Editing by William Maclean)

Johnson urges end to hostilities in the Gulf in call with Iran’s Rouhani .
The Prime Minister also underlined the UK’s commitment to the nuclear deal with Tehran and called for the release of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe.The Prime Minister also said he remained committed to the nuclear deal with Tehran, despite US President Donald Trump’s call for the UK to break away from the arrangement.

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