Iran’s decision to breach caps imposed by the accord is a troubling but predictable response to the Trump administration’s systematic campaign to deny Iran any benefit from the nuclear deal over the past year.
One year after the U.S. withdrawal from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, Tehran says it will not abide by some of the agreement’s limits.
Statement from the Arms Control Association notes that the proliferation threat will grow over time if European powers do not respond.
The nuclear watchdog has continued monitoring activities in Iran as suspicions linger.
Failure to grant the sanctions waivers detailed in the 2015 Iran nucelar deal would jeopardize U.S. nonproliferation priorities and increases the risk that the nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), will collapse.
Iran faces more U.S. sanctions as IAEA confirms its compliance with nuclear deal.
European powers have developed a trade mechanism to enable commercial transactions with Iran
despite U.S. sanctions.