It appears that President Donald Trump’s actions against Iran have served as an example and an inspiration to at least three nations in closer proximity who have key roles in holding the nation accountable to the rest of the world.
Britain, Germany and France are all signatories to the 2015 nuclear agreement that Iran declared it would not honor as retaliation for a U.S. droke strike that killed its top general. These three nations have triggered a dispute process against Iran for violating the agreement.
If Iran doesn’t stop violating the agreement within 30 days, it will be subject to a resumption of UN and EU sanctions that were in place before the agreement was signed.
To be fair, the nations did say that they were not joining the U.S. in a harder stance against Iran, but they were firm on there being consequences for Iran’s violation of the agreement. “Our hope is to bring Iran back into full compliance with its commitments,” the three leaders said in a joint statement.
Israel reported in 2018 that Iran had a complete program to design and build nuclear weapons housed inside its Defense Ministry, which Iran denies even exists.
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