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Zarif scorns EU warning over nuclear deal
Reuters,Nov 12 2019

DUBAI – Europeans have failed to fulfil their own commitments to Iran’s 2015 nuclear deal, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif tweeted on Tuesday, in response to a warning by the EU that urged Tehran to stick to the pact or face consequences. European countries have been trying to persuade Tehran to stick to the deal, under which it agreed to curbs on its nuclear programme in return for the lifting of sanctions, despite a decision last year by Trump to abandon it. Iran has long blamed the Europeans for failing to provide the economic benefits it was meant to receive under the deal, and has begun steps to reduce commitments, including producing more enriched uranium than allowed. Last week Iran resumed enrichment at its underground Fordow nuclear facility, banned under the deal. Mogherini and Euro parties to the deal Britain, France and Germany issued a statement on Monday urging Tehran to comply with the accord or face action which could include sanctions. Om response, Zarif tweeted:

Iran says paragraph 36 of the deal allows it to reduce its commitments because other signatories are not complying. The Europeans dispute this. Some Iranian officials have warned that reimposition of EU and UN sanctions would be a red line that would cause the deal to collapse. The IAEA reported on Monday that Iran is enriching uranium at the Fordow site and rapidly accelerating enrichment more broadly. Iran says it will further overstep the deal’s limits in January if Britain, France and Germany fail to shield its economy from Pindo penalties that have reduced its oil exports by more than 80% since a year ago. Faschingstein says it wants to negotiate a more sweeping deal aimed at further curbing Iran’s nuclear work, halting its ballistic missile programme and limiting its meddling in other countries in the Middle East. Iran has rejected any negotiations as long as Pindostan is not complying with the JCPoA.

European concerns raise prospect of renewed UN sanctions on Iran
John Irish, Robin Emmott, Reuters, Nov 12 2019

PARIS/BRUSSELS – Europe’s threat to trigger a mechanism that could reimpose UNSC sanctions on Iran marks a significant breakdown in diplomacy to try to save the 2015 nuclear deal and could presage its death knell, diplomats say. Britain, France and Germany (the E3) have sought to salvage the pact, under which Iran undertook to curtail its uranium enrichment programme in return for relief from sanctions crippling its economy, since Pindostan withdrew last year. But the E3 have failed to make good on the trade and investment dividends promised to Iran under the deal, as they have been unable to shield Tehran from renewed Pindo sanctions that have strangled its vital oil trade. That has prompted Iran to renege step by step from its non-proliferation commitments under the deal. The IAEA confirmed on Monday that Iran had resumed enriching uranium in its underground Fordow plant and was rapidly accelerating enrichment with a variety of advanced centrifuge machines also banned by the deal. The move has alarmed the E3, which had previously dismissed Tehran’s breaches, such as exceeding the cap on stockpiles of enriched uranium and on the fissile purity of enrichment, as insignificant and reversible. The E3 raised the prospect of a restoration of international sanctions for the first time late on Monday after a meeting of foreign ministers in Paris, saying they were ready “to consider all mechanisms, including the dispute resolution mechanism.” Under the terms of the 2015 deal, if any party believes another is not upholding their commitments they can refer the issue to a Joint Commission comprising Iran, Russia, China, the E3 and the EU. If the complaining party cannot resolve the matter at the Commission level, it could then notify the UNSC, which must vote within 30 days on a resolution on continuing Iran’s sanctions relief. If this is not adopted within that time span, sanctions that were in place under previous UNSCRs would be reimposed unless the Council decided otherwise. A European diplomat said:

We don’t want to pull out of the JCPoA too soon, but equally we cannot sit back. The Russians and the Chinese are not going to trigger this but us as Europeans will have to take a stance at some point. It is not if but when unless Iran pulls back, but even then they are gaining knowledge by spinning these centrifuges, so we have to react.

Diplomats said a meeting of the parties to the accord would take place over the next week to discuss latest developments, but the E3 are unlikely to trigger the mechanism before January, when Iran is due to announce its next round of steps away from compliance with the deal. Another diplomat said:

What we’re now seeing is the dismantling of the JCPoA. We haven’t decided on launching the mechanism, because we need to be sure of how it will help us in trying to defuse tensions. The questions we’re asking is when, how and whether it benefits us to do it?

Zarif reiterated on Tuesday that Iran had itself launched the complaint mechanism and it was ceasing to heed its deal commitments because the E3 had failed to protect it from Pindo sanctions.

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