BRUSSELS (AP) Britain, France and Germany ratcheted up pressure on Iran today to cease its violations of a landmark nuclear deal, stressing that they want to resolve differences through talks while starting the clock on a process that could result in a so-called snapback of United Nations sanctions.
The three countries, which signed the international agreement in 2015 along with the United States, Russia and China, said in a letter to the European Unions foreign policy chief that they had no choice but to trigger the deals dispute mechanism, given Irans ongoing transgressions.
The three said they rejected Tehrans argument that Iran was justified in violating the deal because the United States broke the agreement by pulling out unilaterally in 2018.
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