Europe returns to bedside of Iran nuclear deal

14Jan - by nl24 - 0 - In International

Tehran announced in early January a further reduction in commitments made during the agreement on uranium enrichment.

Josep Borrell, haut représentant de l’Union européenne pour les Affaires étrangères et la Politique de sécurité, lors d’un débat au Parlement européen, le mardi 14 janvier 2020 à Strasbourg.

Josep Borrell, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, during a debate in the European Parliament on Tuesday 14 January 2020 in Strasbourg. FREDERICK FLORIN / AFP

They kicked it back a little, almost apologizing and because they “ didn't have the choice “summarizes a diplomat. France, the United Kingdom and Germany, E3 by their pseudonym, initiated the dispute resolution mechanism provided for by the Iranian nuclear deal on Tuesday 2015, the JCPOA, in case Tehran violates its commitments.

Since the Iranian leaders announced the January 5 that they were exempt from the limits imposed by the uranium enrichment agreement, the European countries signatory to the JCPOA were forced to raise their voices to prove their “credibility”. This fifth violation, since Tehran decided to respond to Donald Trump's unilateral withdrawal from the JCPOA, could indeed reduce the time for “break out” , the time that separates the Islamic Republic from the acquisition of the nuclear bomb if it decides to relaunch its military program and the international community does not want to see it fall below the threshold of twelve

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