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How Europe could stop the march to war with Iran

The key is to resist artificial deadlines from Tehran and give the formal mechanisms in the nuclear deal time to work through

By Darya Dolzikova  

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. Photo: DPA/PA Images

On Monday, during a press conference at the Arak Nuclear Complex, Atomic Energy Organisation of Iran spokesperson Behrouz Kamalvandi announced that Iran will exceed the 300kg stockpile limit for enriched uranium imposed on it under the terms of the 2015 nuclear deal, or Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), within the next ten days.

The announcement follows earlier threats from Iran to reduce its compliance with the JCPOA by the start of July, if Europe fails to meet Iranian expectations of the economic benefits due under the deal. The special trade vehicle that…

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