The European architects closed the deal in January Triggered the provision of the dispute settlement mechanism in the agreement that aims to force Iran to return to compliance or may be subject to renewed international sanctions. They later suspended the action.
Iran had previously threatened to refrain from the NPT and Global Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), but had not taken any steps in this direction.
The process initiated by Tehran on Friday includes at least two 15-day mediation periods with the possibility of almost unlimited extensions, provided that a unanimous agreement is reached between Iran and the remaining guarantors of the agreement, including the Europeans, China and Russia.
The EU’s top diplomat said he was “determined to continue working with JCPOA participants and the international community to preserve them.” [the deal]. “