DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran’s nuclear chief said on Sunday the European parties to the 2015 nuclear deal have failed to fulfill their commitments under the pact, a day after Tehran announced further breaches of limits on its nuclear activity set by the accord.
The deal curbed Iran’s disputed nuclear program in exchange for relief from sanctions, but has unraveled since the United States withdrew last year and acted to strangle Iran’s oil exports to push it into a broader security agreement.
France, Germany and Britain have tried to launch a barter trade mechanism with Iran protecting it from U.S. sanctions but have struggled to get it off the ground, and Tehran on Wednesday set a 60-day deadline for effective European action.
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Update #1: The Latest: France says open to talks with Iran to save deal (AP)
Update #2: EU failed to meet commitments of 2015 deal, says Iran’s nuclear chief (France 24)
WNU Editor: The UN’s atomic watchdog is now in Iran …. Atomic watchdog chief in Iran for high-level talks (AFP). In the meantime more revelations on Iran secretly conducting its nuclear program are becoming public …. Exclusive: IAEA found uranium traces at Iran ‘atomic warehouse’ – diplomats (Reuters).