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France, Britain and Germany formally triggered the dispute mechanism in Iran’s nuclear deal with world powers on Tuesday, the strongest step they have taken so far to enforce an agreement that requires Iran to curb its nuclear program.

France, Britain and Germany formally triggered the dispute mechanism in Iran’s nuclear deal with world powers on Tuesday, the strongest step they have taken so far to enforce an agreement that requires Iran to curb its nuclear program.

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  1. So… I haven’t kept up with this.

    My understanding is that w/ the US sanctions active, non-US companies essentially cannot do business w/ Iran (or Iranian businesses) if they want to do business w/ the US / US businesses. This is enforced by US law. So essentially they need to choose between the US and Iran, and with all due respect to Iran most global companies are going to choose the former. Is this correct?

    As such, even if the European powers have lifted their own sanctions, the unilateral sanctions imposed by the US upon their leaving the deal mean that even the large multinational companies from France / Germany / the UK are pretty much blocked from any business w/ Iran if they want to have anything to do with the US?

    All that in mind, what incentive does Iran actually have to go along with this? It seems like the benefits from, say, UN or Euro sanctions remaining lifted are pretty minimal when the US is retaining it’s unilateral sanctions.

  2. This is the best tl;dr I could make, [original](https://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-nuclear-idUSKBN1ZD13A) reduced by 83%. (I’m a bot)
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    > PARIS/LONDON – France, Britain and Germany formally triggered the dispute mechanism in Iran's nuclear deal with world powers on Tuesday, the strongest step they have taken so far to enforce an agreement that requires Iran to curb its nuclear program.

    > In a statement, they said they still want the deal to succeed and were not joining a "Maximum pressure" campaign against Iran by the United States, which abandoned the deal in 2018 and has reimposed sanctions.

    > Triggering the dispute mechanism amounts to formally accusing Iran of violating the terms of the agreement and could lead eventually to the reimposition of U.N. sanctions that were lifted under the deal.

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  3. Europe should offer to sign a mutual defense deal with Iran and step up economic cooperation and “euro-ize” trade. That gives Iran the economic relief they want and allows Europe to press for a halt to nuclear development under their security guarantee.

  4. I think the latest lesson is that you need nukes so Trump will show respect.

  5. the european appeasement of trump is so mind blowing…

  6. When Germany becomes the good guy

  7. >Triggering the mechanism amounts to formally accusing Iran of violating the terms of the deal and could lead eventually to reimposing U.N. sanctions that were lifted under the pact.

    Trump could have elected to take this route as well; but that’s just not how bullies “negotiate.” Like the Siths, they deal in absolutes (and ultimata).

  8. I guarantee Trump is going to invade Iran before the 2020 election.

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