EU plans steps to get around U.S. sanctions on Iran.
Iran continues to abide by its commitments under the nuclear deal, notes the IAEA in its first report since the reimposition of U.S. sanctions Aug. 7.
Iran is pushing for EU measures to preserve oil sales, while other states seek waivers from the U.S. sanctions. In the meantime, Iran’s Defense Ministry announced plans Sept. 1 to boost production of ballistic missiles and cruise missiles and U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley continues to mischaracterize the terms of the JCPOA.
Other countries want to maintain the Iran nuclear deal that the United States abandoned.
During an Aug. 19-22 trip to Israel, National Security Advisor John Bolton said U.S. sanctions reimposed on Iran are having economic effects “even stronger than we anticipated” and that the United States expects that Europeans will see that the “choice between doing business with Iran or doing business with the United States is very clear.”
The U.S. and Iran leaders exchange tweets as European allies look for options to sustain sanctions relief and keep Iran in the JCPOA and endorse regulations to protect European entities from U.S. sanctions penalties.
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European leaders try to keep Trump’s action from blowing up the Iran nuclear deal.
The UN secretary-general says the JCPOA is "at a crossroads," following the United States' withdrawal from the deal. Meanwhile, the European Union has updated its blocking regulation to include U.S. sanctions reimposed on Iran, fulfilling a decision made by the European Commission in May.
The IAEA's latest report on Iran’s nuclear program was released on June 6, and its findings came as no surprise.
Former President Barack Obama’s criticizes President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear accord.
Close U.S. allies push back after Trump rejects personal appeals not to quit the Iran nuclear deal.
Reactions from the United States' European partners in the nuclear deal, members of the Joint Commission, and the U.S. Congress to the U.S. withdrawal from the JCPOA earlier this month.
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