EU Criticizes Iran Over Nuclear Violations

14 January 2020

Britain, France and Germany are increasing pressure on Iran to end its violations of an international nuclear deal.

The Europeans say they want to settle differences through negotiations. But they admit the process could lead to a return of United Nations sanctions against Iran.

The European Union (EU) members and Iran signed the nuclear agreement in 2015. Also signing were China, Russia and the United States.

Britain, France and Germany wrote a letter to the EU's foreign policy chief. The letter stated that they had no choice but to use the deal's "dispute mechanism" because of Iranian violations of the agreement.

The three said they rejected Iran's argument that Iran was justified to violate the deal becaus