Iran made good on its promise this weekend to surpass the uranium enrichment limit set by the landmark nuclear accord.
Tehran said it will continue to scale back on its commitments every 60 days unless the remaining signatories, Britain, China, France, Germany and Russia, protect it from economic sanctions imposed by the United States. Europe had pledged to help Iran, but has been unable to avert the U.S. sanctions that are now crippling Iran’s economy. U.S. President Trump pulled out of the nuclear accord in 2018, and reinstated economic sanctions. Tensions have escalated in recent weeks after Tehran shot down an American drone. Fears of a military conflict remain high in the region.
To discuss all of this:
- Reza H. Akbari is a program manager at the Institute for War and Peace Reporting.
- Paolo Von Schirach is the president of the Global Policy Institute.
- Mohsen Milani is the executive director with the Center for Strategic and Diplomatic Studies at the University of South Florida.
- James Carafano is vice president of the Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy at the Heritage Foundation.
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The European Union said on Sunday parties to the 2015 #Iran nuclear deal are discussing a possible emergency meeting after the Iranian regime announced that it will overstep the accord's limit on uranium enrichment.https://t.co/Ys76uFCoci pic.twitter.com/r7UGeoFbYB
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