Britain, France and Germany trigger Iran nuclear deal 'dispute mechanism'

Mail Online | 5/8/2018 | Ryan Fahey For Mailonline
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UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has called for a new 'Trump deal' on the same day European signatories to the Iran nuclear treaty declared they were triggering the agreement's dispute mechanism, paving the way for fresh sanctions on Tehran.

'We have therefore been left with no choice, given Iran's actions, but to register today our concerns that Iran is not meeting its commitments under the JCPOA (Iran deal) and to refer this matter to the Joint Commission under the Dispute Resolution Mechanism, as set out in paragraph 36 of the JCPOA,' the UK, France and Germany, said today in a joint statement.

Calls - Europe - Agreement - Deal - Washington

In one of the strongest calls yet from Europe for a new agreement to replace the 2015 deal that Washington abandoned two years ago, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the way forward was to agree a new 'Trump deal'.

'If we are going to get rid of it then we need a replacement,' Johnson said of the 2015 nuclear deal that he and other European powers have been trying to salvage after Washington pulled out.

Trump - Deal

He added: 'If we are going to get rid of it, let's replace it and let's replace it with the Trump deal.

'That's what we need to see. I think that would be a great way forward.'

Perspective - Agreement - President - Obama - Johnson

'From the American perspective it's a flawed agreement, it expires, plus it was negotiated by (former) President Obama,' Johnson said.

'From their point of view it has many, many faults.'

Trump - Deal-maker - Account - Others - JCPOA

He added: 'President Trump is a great deal-maker - by his own account and many others. Let's work together to replace the JCPOA and get the Trump deal instead.'

But the three powers said they 'once again express our commitment' to the deal and would not join 'a campaign to implement maximum pressure against Iran' championed by US President Donald...
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