Europeans trigger dispute mechanism in Iran nuclear deal

Article Link: https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/europeans-trigger-dispute-mechanism-iran-nuclear-deal-1.5425977

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France, Britain and Germany formally triggered the dispute mechanism in Iran’s nuclear deal with world powers on Tuesday, the strongest step they have taken so far to enforce an agreement that requires Iran to curb its nuclear program. The European powers said they had taken the step to avoid a crisis over nuclear proliferation being added to an escalating confrontation in the Middle East. In a statement, they said they still want the deal to succeed and were not joining a “maximum pressure” campaign against Iran by the United States, which abandoned the deal in 2018 and has reimposed sanctions.