European powers trigger mediation over Iranian violations of the Nuclear Deal

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Britain, France and Germany triggered a mediation process on Tuesday aimed at forcing Iran to return to compliance with limits placed on its nuclear program, or potentially face the reimposition of international sanctions.

The European guarantors of the Iran nuclear deal, called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), have been struggling to preserve the pact since U.S. President Donald Trump's unilateral decision to withdraw in May 2018.

In a joint statement, the foreign ministers of Britain, France and Germany said they had no choice but to take action after the escalation of the conflict between Iran and the U.S., in which Trump ordered the killing of a top Iranian general, and Tehran announced that it was discarding more key components of the nuclear deal — including a limit on centrifuges. The Iranian government issued a statement saying its nuclear program "no longer faces any operational restrictions."

"We have therefore been left with no choice, given Iran’s actions, but to register today our concerns that Iran is not meeting its commitments under the JCPOA and to refer this matter to the Joint Commission under the Dispute Resolution Mechanism," the ministers said.

By triggering the mechanism, the European powers said they were still hoping to preserve the deal and persuade Iran to renew its participation.

 
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Britain, France and Germany triggered a mediation process on Tuesday aimed at forcing Iran to return to compliance with limits placed on its nuclear program, or potentially face the reimposition of international sanctions.

The European guarantors of the Iran nuclear deal, called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), have been struggling to preserve the pact since U.S. President Donald Trump's unilateral decision to withdraw in May 2018.

In a joint statement, the foreign ministers of Britain, France and Germany said they had no choice but to take action after the escalation of the conflict between Iran and the U.S., in which Trump ordered the killing of a top Iranian general, and Tehran announced that it was discarding more key components of the nuclear deal — including a limit on centrifuges. The Iranian government issued a statement saying its nuclear program "no longer faces any operational restrictions."

"We have therefore been left with no choice, given Iran’s actions, but to register today our concerns that Iran is not meeting its commitments under the JCPOA and to refer this matter to the Joint Commission under the Dispute Resolution Mechanism," the ministers said.

By triggering the mechanism, the European powers said they were still hoping to preserve the deal and persuade Iran to renew its participation.

Maybe these European "powers" should give Iran another 150 Billion Dollars in unmarked currencies and tell the Muslim Mullahs to "cut it out" ..... :rolleyes:
 
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Because nuclear proliferation and nuclear war are such valid options, we should make sure they happen.
 

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Britain, France and Germany triggered a mediation process on Tuesday aimed at forcing Iran to return to compliance with limits placed on its nuclear program, or potentially face the reimposition of international sanctions.

The European guarantors of the Iran nuclear deal, called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), have been struggling to preserve the pact since U.S. President Donald Trump's unilateral decision to withdraw in May 2018.

In a joint statement, the foreign ministers of Britain, France and Germany said they had no choice but to take action after the escalation of the conflict between Iran and the U.S., in which Trump ordered the killing of a top Iranian general, and Tehran announced that it was discarding more key components of the nuclear deal — including a limit on centrifuges. The Iranian government issued a statement saying its nuclear program "no longer faces any operational restrictions."

"We have therefore been left with no choice, given Iran’s actions, but to register today our concerns that Iran is not meeting its commitments under the JCPOA and to refer this matter to the Joint Commission under the Dispute Resolution Mechanism," the ministers said.

By triggering the mechanism, the European powers said they were still hoping to preserve the deal and persuade Iran to renew its participation.


Looks like the EU decided it had better step up and do nothing, as usual. Registering their concerns is stronger than anything we usually get, but is still meaningless.