France, Britain, Germany trigger dispute mechanism against Iran for violating 2015 nuclear deal
Updated: 2020-01-15 10:23:24 KST
France, Britain and Germany will open a dispute mechanism against Iran at the Joint Commission, for violating its 2015 nuclear deal with six world powers.
In a joint statement Tuesday, the three countries accused Tehran of not complying with the deal, also known as the J-C-P-O-A, and they had no choice but to start the process.
Their opening of the dispute mechanism could eventually lead to UN sanctions against Iran, but they insist the move is aimed at saving the deal.
Iran dismissed the action, saying the European measures were "passive".
Iran has stepped away from its commitments to the 2015 pact, as it announced this month it will scrap limits on enriching uranium.