EU tries to ensure US commitment to Iran deal

Posted on: 22/03/2018

The UK, France and Germany have proposed new EU sanctions on Iran over its ballistic missile programme and Syria, to try to ensure that the US continues its commitment to the Iran nuclear deal (JCPOA). EU Foreign Ministers discussed the proposal in Brussels 19th March 2018.

On 12 January 2018, US President Trump had agreed a waiver to suspend sanctions on Iran as part of the JCPOA and said that it would be the “last time” he did so unless there was an agreement with the EU  to “fix the deal’s disastrous flaws”. President Trump will next determine whether to waive sanctions on 12 May 2018.

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USA Briefing on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action Joint Commission and E3 Meetings in Vienna and Berlin

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News Update 8th May 2018:

President Trump has announced today that the USA is pulling out of the JCPOA. Speech here, Presidential memorandum here, White House fact sheet here, and press briefing here.

 

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