The European Union has warned Iran that it will be forced to withdraw from the nuclear deal if Tehran fulfills its threat to take an additional step as part of a reduction in its nuclear deal commitments, the Guardian newspaper reported.
The British newspaper said on Friday that the European Union has confirmed to Tehran in particular its intention in November next launch procedures for withdrawal from the agreement concluded in 2015, if Iran takes a fourth step towards the abandonment of its obligations on the seventh of that month, as announced.
The warning, agreed in advance by the three EU signatories - Britain, Germany and France - was addressed at a meeting last Wednesday. Concrete.
"The difficulty is that Iran says it is ready to back down, but if the Europeans reveal that they are working on a nuclear bomb, it will be irreversible," an unnamed source told the newspaper.
This comes against the backdrop of the failure of French President Emmanuel Macron's efforts to persuade Washington and Tehran to conclude a new deal under which the United States lifted its sanctions against Iran in return for the Islamic Republic to return to full responsibilities under the nuclear deal.
Tehran has taken three steps to reduce its commitments to the nuclear deal, accusing European countries of failing to help them deal with the damage done to the Iranian economy by the US withdrawal from the deal and Washington sanctions.
Source: The Guardian