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EU Nations May Trigger A Dispute Resolution Process Against Iran

Troubled by Iran’s non-compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal, European powers had to call for an emergency meeting. They have accused Tehran of “pursuing activities inconsistent with its commitments” also.

Britain, Germany, France, Russia, China and Iran are the remaining parties to the deal – known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPoA) – which was abandoned by the United States last year.

“These compliance issues must be addressed within the framework of the JCPoA, and a Joint Commission should be convened urgently,” the foreign ministers of Britain, France and Germany, plus the European Union’s top diplomat, said addressing the media directly.

According to the 2015 agreement, Iran could enjoy access to world trade through as most sanctions were relaxed over it provided it would curb the progress on its nuclear program.

Currently, Iran doesn’t seem to be complying with the conditions stated in the JCPoA. Now the European countries are demanding it reverses its various activities if it wants to remain within the JCPoA. This development comes at a time when Iran has already started working on increasing its uranium enrichment supplies.

Political analysts are right in saying that the European powers have strongly disagreed with the Trump administration’s decision to abandon the nuclear deal, and have since found themselves caught in the middle, trying to persuade Iran to stick to it without receiving the promised benefits.

At the moment, the European powers have not triggered a dispute resolution process contained in the deal. But they might have to resort to doing so, if Iran does not comply with what was initially agreed between Tehran and the other European bigwigs.

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