The European Union and Iran have reminded US President Donald Trump that he cannot use the mechanisms of the nuclear agreement to impose sanctions on Tehran, as the President intends precisely because the US abandoned the pact in 2018.
Trump mentioned the possibility of sanctions against Iran this Saturday through a clause of the 2015 nuclear deal that gave signatory countries the power to admonish Iran if they felt it was violating its obligations under the deal. “We will resort to (the snapback clause. You will see),” said the president, who was considering this option after the UN Security Council refused on Friday to extend the arms embargo currently on Iran burdened. .
Iran has been bucking its commitments for some time after accusing the EU of lack of support amid the resumption of US sanctions that began when Trump decided to withdraw from the deal. However, the EU believes that Washington’s withdrawal will make it impossible to issue any new positions on the matter, despite being one of the original signatories.
For example, the top diplomatic officer of the European bloc, Josep Borrell, said this Sunday that it was impossible for Washington to ask the signatory countries to impose additional sanctions on the Islamic Republic in accordance with the principles of the treaty.