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Britain, France, Germany formally accuse Iran of breaking nuclear deal

Britain, France and Germany formally accused Iran on Tuesday of violating the terms of its 2015 agreement to curb its nuclear program, which eventually could lead to the reimposing of U.N. sanctions lifted under the deal, Reuters reported.

Britain, France, Germany formally accuse Iran of breaking nuclear deal

Britain, France, Germany formally accuse Iran of breaking nuclear deal

STEPANAKERT, JANUARY 15, ARTSAKHPRESS: The European powers said they were acting to avoid a crisis over nuclear proliferation adding to an escalating confrontation in the Middle East. Russia, another signatory to the pact, said it saw no grounds to trigger the mechanism and Iran dismissed the step as a “strategic mistake.”

The three countries said they still wanted the nuclear deal with Tehran to succeed and were not joining a “maximum pressure” campaign by the U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration, which abandoned the pact in 2018 and has reimposed economic sanctions on Iran.

The countries triggered the deal’s “dispute mechanism,” which amounts to formally accusing Iran of violating the terms of the agreement.

Iran’s foreign minister criticised the move.